Guinea-Bissau immigrant transnationalism in Portugal: a substitute for a failed state?
The article describes Guinea-Bissau immigrant organisations in Portugal and
their role as transnational actors. Such organisations are analysed in accordance
with a typology used previously, emphasising different sorts of activities in home
country and are conceptualised as a substitute for a Guinea-Bissau failed state.
Indeed, we are in front of a traditional case of organisational transnationalism
that constitutes a third force at a distance. In fact, immigrants and their
organisations are in parallel with home state and civil society, the third force that
we could call a transnational immigrant civil society, developing and providing
economic and social rights to their home communities.
immigrant transnationalism; failed state; Guinea-Bissau; Portugal
Taylor & Francis
Type of publication|
Sonia Pires (2013) Guinea-Bissau immigrant transnationalism in Portugal: a substitute for a failed state?, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, 6:2, 145-173, DOI: 10.1080/17528631.2013.793135; 1752-8631; 1752-864X; 10.1080/17528631.2013.793135
Lissabon - University of Lissabon
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