The Role of Binational Entrepreneurs as Social and Economic Bridge Builders between Europe and North Africa

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Editor
Lahnait, F.
Pub. date
June 2009
Pages
184
Binding
softcover
Volume
53 of NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics
ISBN print
978-1-58603-996-7
ISBN online
978-1-60750-421-4
Subject
Public Administration, Social Sciences
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The purpose of The Role of Binational Entrepreneurs as Social and Economic Bridge Builders between Europe and North Africa is to show academics and practitioners the importance of the role of European binationals. It contains chapters by professional practitioners from a number of countries and business, and from journalists and security agencies members. Main issues discussed are the principle features of successful integration of North African immigrants into French and Spanish societies and the causes and symptoms of dysfunctional integration; how a partnership network can be established between the Maghreb diaspora in France and Spain and their parent countries, what the obstacles of such a network are and what can be used to develop it; how emigrants of dual nationality are viewed in their countries of origin and how the process of social reintegration can be assured; if dual nationals can play a role in giving an impetus to economic growth in North African countries and if France and Spain can adopt measures to facilitate this process; the respective roles of government and NGOs and international organisations; and how relevant the lessons are that can be learned from this case study to the relationships between other immigrant populations and their host countries. This book includes some suggestions for action discussed in the workshop prior to this publication.