Migration and political elite formation. (c2018)

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dc.contributor.author Maalouf, Wahib
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-23T09:57:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-23T09:57:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-04-23
dc.date.submitted 2018-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10491
dc.description.abstract Migration has been impacting political elite formation in Lebanon since the 1930s, yet its role in that matter remained understudied. The main reason behind this is the relative prevalence in elite studies of “methodological nationalism”, which, in one of its variants, “confines the study of social processes to the political and geographic boundaries of a particular nation-state”. As such, these studies fail to account for “cross-border” activities which have an impact on political processes in the country of origin. Hence, this study has a twofold objective. First, it aims to fill a gap in the scholarly migration literature by conceptualizing the role played by migration in political elite formation in the countries of origin. Second, it seeks to provide an indepth analysis of the impact of migration on the formation and transformation of Lebanon's political elite in the postwar period (1990-2018). I focus on the postwar period as one which has witnessed an increasingly important role for Lebanese return migrants on the domestic political scene. This study argues that adopting a “transnational lens” that captures “cross-border” activities reveals a significant role for migrant economic capital in the processes of acquiring elite status in Lebanon by the respective migrants. The study invokes sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s notions of “capital” and “convertibility of capital”, and argues that extending the Bourdieusian framework beyond the contours of the nation-state allows us to understand how one (or more) form of migrant capital could later be converted into political capital (and hence elite status) in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Upper class -- Political aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Political capital -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Emigrant remittances -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Transnationalism en_US
dc.title Migration and political elite formation. (c2018) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle the case of Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Migration Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201408705 en_US
dc.author.commembers Baroudi, Sami
dc.author.commembers Christiansen, Connie
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 124 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Tabar, Paul
dc.keywords Political elite en_US
dc.keywords Migration en_US
dc.keywords Transnationalism en_US
dc.keywords Methodological nationalism en_US
dc.keywords Bourdieu en_US
dc.keywords Postwar Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Political capital en_US
dc.keywords Diaspora en_US
dc.keywords Return migration en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 114-118. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2019.125 en_US
dc.author.email wahib.almaalouf@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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