Lorenzo Gabrielli, Ph.D. cum laude in Political Science from LAM­Science Po Bordeaux, France (2011). is post-doctoral researcher at GRITIM-UPF, associate lecturer at Political Science Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and associate researcher at Centre Emile Durkheim­Sciences Po Bordeaux. He has been visiting researcher at United Nationas University – Institute of Globalisation, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM), and senior visiting researcher at IEMed (European Institute of the Mediterranean)....

Expertise

Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research
Methods
Geographies

Roles

  • GRITIM-UPF

    University, Barcelona, Spain
    Researcher

Research

Political and Civic Participation of Immigrants in Host Countries. An Interpretative Framework from the Perspective of the Origin Countries and Societies

Authors Lorenzo Gabrielli, Sonia Gsir, Ricard Zapata-Barrero
Book Title Migrant integration between homeland and host society. Volume 1, Where does the country of origin fit?
1 Book Chapter

Historical vs. Geographical Proximity. The Integration of Ecuadorian and Moroccan Migrants in Spain

Authors Lorenzo Gabrielli
Book Title Migrant integration between homeland and host society. Volume 2, How countries of origin impact migrant integration outcomes : an analysis
2 Book Chapter

Estados de excepción en la excepción del Estado. Ceuta y Melilla.

Year 2018
Taxonomy View Taxonomy Associations
3 Book

Corridor report on France : the case of Tunisian and Turkish immigrants

Authors Lorenzo GABRIELLI, Cameron THIBOS
Year 2015
Abstract
The objective of the present analysis is to understand the role of origin country policies and actions in the integration process of Ecuadorian and Moroccan immigrants in Spain.
4 Report

Corridor report on Spain : the case of Ecuadorian and Moroccan immigrants

Authors Lorenzo GABRIELLI, Cameron THIBOS
Year 2015
Abstract
This brief reports on the INTERACT project findings regarding Ecuadorian and Moroccan migrants in Spain.
5 Report

A reappraisal of the Hirschman 'exit, voice and loyalty' scheme to interpret immigrants’ political participation in their origin countries

Authors Lorenzo GABRIELLI, Ricard ZAPATA-BARRERO
Year 2015
Abstract
In this article, we apply Hirschman’s well-known distinction between voice, exit, and loyalty as an interpretative framework for looking at the political participation of immigrants in their origin countries and at their connections with state and non-state actors. Hirschman articulated these three options as mutually exclusive, but in our reappraisal of this scheme we consider these options overlapping and simultaneous. We can then distinguish immigrants’ political actions as constituting a specific combination of these three options. Having already exercised their right to move, immigrants can steer their political activities towards the origin country, following two different options: “voice” or “loyalty”. An exit may lead to the transnationalisation/internationalisation of the voice option or otherwise, to political activities inspired by loyalty towards the origin state. We will also argue that these options are in the hands of immigrants, but can also be promoted by origin states and civil society actors, who may oppose each other on some points. The State of origin’s interest is in maintaining their emigrants’ loyalty option, in spite of the fact that they have used an exit option, or at least searching for a political containment of their citizen abroad. However, civil society groups at origin can try to develop the voice option, through the activities of emigrants, despite (lesser or stronger) opposition from state actors. Finally, we will introduce the assumption that immigrants’ political actions towards their country of origin are related to the interpretation of their exit reasons. When migration is perceived as a consequence of a political situation, the result is a voice option channelling protest jointly with origin societies. On the contrary, when the exit is perceived as more of an economic issue, immigrants maintain stronger links with the origin State and loyalty towards its institutions.
6 Report

The political participation of immigrants in host countries : an interpretative framework from the perspective of origin countries and societies

Authors Ricard ZAPATA-BARRERO, Lorenzo GABRIELLI, Elena SÁNCHEZ-MONTIJANO, ...
Year 2014
Abstract
The main goal of the present position paper is to create an interpretative framework for the role of origin countries and societies in influencing the political participation of immigrants. Considering that we are opening a new line of research within the literature on political participation of immigrants and integration, we first consider the more classic methodological approaches in this field: this is to understand better any gaps. Second we consider other fields in the literature, namely diaspora policies and transnational politics. This is to allow a deeper identification of the influence of the countries and societies of origin. Then, we map state and non-state actors implicated in the countries of origin, their strategies, and how they overcome difficulties in their actions. On the one hand, we consider state actors’ strategies and interactions with emigrants, both in conventional and unconventional forms of political participation: as well as the issue of external voting, as a paradigmatic example of conventional political participation towards origin countries. On the other hand, we look at non-state actors and their strategies to influence migrant political participation, both towards origin and destination countries. In parallel, we introduce some relevant case studies underlining and exemplifying the role and the impact of origin countries’ actors on the political participation of migrants, both in their host and home countries. Afterwards, we propose a framework to interpret the relations between the different actors in origin countries and migrants in the field of political participation. Finally, we identify gaps in scientific knowledge that deserve to be covered in the next steps of the Interact project, we point out the key factors influencing migrants’ political participation that deserve more research, and we set out the specific questions to fill gaps in our knowledge of those interactions.
7 Report

Corridor report on Spain : the case of Ecuadorian and Moroccan immigrants

Authors Lorenzo GABRIELLI
Year 2015
Abstract
This corridor report analyse on a comparative basis the integration patters of Ecuadorian and Moroccan immigrants in Spain. The goal of this report is to understand the role of origin countries and societies in integration of these two immigrants communities in Spain. Following the INTERACT project’s idea of “integration as a three-way process”, the report will analyse integration of Ecuadorians and Moroccans in Spain not only from a countries of destination perspective, but also from the point of view of countries and society of origin. To do this, we apply a methodology joining three different type of original sources: a legal and political framework analysis both in origin and destination, a quantitative analysis on some specific integration dimension (labour market, education, and citizenship), and a survey on civil society actors. The analysis conducted emphasizes that historical and political ties between the country of origin and destination may play a role in some specific dimension, as labour market and access to citizenship, through bilateral agreements, and education, through language. In particular, in case of Ecuador bilateral agreements seems to be central in facilitating the integration of immigrants in these Dimensions.
8 Report

Corridor report on France : the case of Turkish and Tunisian immigrants

Authors Lorenzo GABRIELLI
Year 2015
Abstract
This corridor report analyses the integration patterns of Turkish and Tunisian immigrants in France on a comparative basis. The goal of the report is to understand the role of origin countries and societies in the integration of these two immigrant communities in France. Following the INTERACT project’s idea of “integration as a three-way process”, the report analyses the integration of Turkish and Tunisian immigrants in France not only from a country of destination perspective, but also from the point of view of the countries and societies of origin. To do this, we apply a methodology that brings together three different types of original sources: a legal and political framework analysis at both origin and destination, a quantitative analysis on some specific integration dimensions (labour market, education, and citizenship), and a survey on civil society actors. The analysis conducted emphasises that historical and language ties between the country of origin and destination may play a role in specific dimensions such as education and, in a lesser way, on the labour market (through bilateral agreements). These linkages also play an indirect role on the compositions and specific time evolution of the two migration flows to France. Countries of origin may also play a role concerning access to citizenship through the evolution of their policies in this area.
9 Report

The political participation of immigrants in host countries : an interpretative framework from the perspective of origin countries and societies

Authors Ricard ZAPATA-BARRERO, Lorenzo GABRIELLI, Elena SÁNCHEZ-MONTIJANO, ...
Year 2014
Abstract
The main goal of the present position paper is to create an interpretative framework for the role of origin countries and societies in influencing the political participation of immigrants. Considering that we are opening a new line of research within the literature on political participation of immigrants and integration, we first consider the more classic methodological approaches in this field: this is to understand better any gaps. Second we consider other fields in the literature, namely diaspora policies and transnational politics. This is to allow a deeper identification of the influence of the countries and societies of origin. Then, we map state and non-state actors implicated in the countries of origin, their strategies, and how they overcome difficulties in their actions. On the one hand, we consider state actors’ strategies and interactions with emigrants, both in conventional and unconventional forms of political participation: as well as the issue of external voting, as a paradigmatic example of conventional political participation towards origin countries. On the other hand, we look at non-state actors and their strategies to influence migrant political participation, both towards origin and destination countries. In parallel, we introduce some relevant case studies underlining and exemplifying the role and the impact of origin countries’ actors on the political participation of migrants, both in their host and home countries. Afterwards, we propose a framework to interpret the relations between the different actors in origin countries and migrants in the field of political participation. Finally, we identify gaps in scientific knowledge that deserve to be covered in the next steps of the Interact project, we point out the key factors influencing migrants’ political participation that deserve more research, and we set out the specific questions to fill gaps in our knowledge of those interactions.
10 Report
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