en
Scientific article
Open access
English

Trust, identity, skills, or recruitment? Assessing four explanations of the relationship between associational involvement and the political participation of migrants

Published inInternational Migration Review, vol. 54, no. 2, p. 585-610
Publication date2020
Abstract

This article investigates the nature of the relationship between associational involvement and migrant political participation. We explore the extent to which empirical evidence supports the mechanisms proposed by four popular theories in the political participation literature: social capital, group consciousness, civic voluntarism, and mobilization theory. To do so, we employ a mediation-effect approach with data from random samples of migrants in four European cities. Our results show that associational membership mainly operates through a direct effect stressing organizations' role as agents of mobilization and that associational membership and the links that migrants forge in these associations are crucial for their political engagement. The evidence presented shows that the mobilizing role of voluntary associations — not their role in developing trust, furthering group identity, or providing skills — remains the key to understanding why such organizations spur migrant political participation.

Citation (ISO format)
GIUGNI, Marco, GRASSO, Maria. Trust, identity, skills, or recruitment? Assessing four explanations of the relationship between associational involvement and the political participation of migrants. In: International Migration Review, 2020, vol. 54, n° 2, p. 585–610. doi: 10.1177/0197918319856362
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
accessLevelPublic
Identifiers
ISSN of the journal0197-9183
397views
289downloads

Technical informations

Creation07/02/2019 9:20:00 AM
First validation07/02/2019 9:20:00 AM
Update time03/15/2023 5:46:07 PM
Status update03/15/2023 5:46:07 PM
Last indexation01/17/2024 5:51:12 AM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack