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Mercosurization of Argentinean immigrant policy: the role of public opinion in foreign policy

Grant number: 16/18012-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Janina Onuki
Grantee:Romeu Bonk Mesquita
Home Institution: Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/18441-4 - Mercosurization of Argentinean immigrant policy. the role of public opinion in foreign policy, BE.EP.MS


This research project aims to investigate the presence of public opinion amidst the relevant factors for the consolidation of a new Argentinean migratory paradigm, which is conceived from the signature of the MERCOSUR Residence Agreement (2002), the Argentinean Migration Law (2004) and the Documentary Migratory Normalization National Plan aimed at the MERCOSUR citizens (2006). According to the litterature, there are three determinant factors for this consolidation: a) the 2001 crisis and the decline of the neoliberal model of development, b) the Kirchner government s option for international insertion through regionalism, c) the identification of a new migratory pattern in Argentina, in which the majority of immigrants (60 per cent) came from MERCOSUR states. This research project aims to investigate a fourth factor: the role of public opinion, regarding the debate on its influence and the concept of mercosurization applied to the Argentinean immigrant policy, considered here not only national but also foreign policy. My hypothesis is that public opinion has played a supporting role, although not determinant, mainly when the immigrant issue has had mediatic impact. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MESQUITA, Romeu Bonk. Argentine immigrant policy: domestic and foreign constraints during the Macri administration (2015-2018). 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Relações Internacionais São Paulo.

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