The Role of Binational Entrepreneurs as Social and Economic Bridge Builders between Europe and North Africa
- Lahnait, F.
- Pub. date
- June 2009
- 53 of NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics
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- ISBN online
- Public Administration, Social Sciences
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.