Egyptian Diaspora Activism During the Arab Uprisings: Insights from Paris and Vienna, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Egyptian Diaspora Activism During the Arab Uprisings

Insights from Paris and Vienna, 1st Edition

By Lea Müller-Funk


226 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Diaspora politics is often expressed as an emancipating experience and can therefore give agency to migrants. Yet, rather than interpreting transnational political practices as globally liberal or cosmopolitan, Müller-Funk’s findings underline that diaspora politics is a highly diverse political field which can reinforce political fragmentation among migrant collectivities.

This volume explores the controversial topic of diaspora politics: the political activities of migrants who aim to influence the domestic or foreign policy of their country of origin. The revolutions in 2010/11 represented a major political upheaval in the Middle East, which politicised Arabs across borders on a grand scale. Müller-Funk explores the links between recent political developments in Egypt between 2011 and 2013 and emigration. More specifically, she examines the question of how the revolution in and its aftermath influenced emigrants’ political perceptions and actions regarding their homeland. The book takes an interdisciplinary macro and micro approach by investigating policies which influence migrants’ political transnational behavior as well as by looking at individual activists’ perspectives.

This volume will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, security studies, political theory, politics and middle east studies.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Uprisings in Egypt: Political Events Mobilising Across Borders

Chapter 2: The Emerging Egyptian Emigration State: Egypt’s Multifaceted Approach to Relating to its Citizens Abroad

Chapter 3: Egyptian Migration to Europe: An Egyptian Diaspora?

Chapter 4: Managing Immigration in Vienna and Paris: A Comparison

Chapter 5: A Typology of Transnational Activists

Chapter 6: Transnational Political Networks, Strategies and Ideas in Paris

Chapter 7: Transnational Political Networks, Strategies and Ideas in Vienna

Chapter 8: The Local and the Distant: Reconfiguring Imagined Communities


About the Author

Lea Müller-Funk is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics

The core theme of the series is ‘global connectivities’ and the implications and outcomes of global and transnational processes in history and in the contemporary world. The series aims to promote greater theoretical innovation and inter-disciplinarity in the academic study of global transformations. The understanding of globalization that it employs accords centrality to forms and processes of political, social, cultural and economic connectivity (and disconnectivity) and relations between the global and the local. The series’ editors see the multi-disciplinary exploration of ‘global connectivities’ as contributing, not only to an understanding of the nature and direction of current global and transnational transformations, but also to recasting the intellectual agenda of the social sciences.

The series aims to publish high quality work by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with key issues in the study of global and transnational politics. It will comprise research monographs, edited collections and advanced textbooks for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.


Series Editor: Sandra Halperin

Founding Series Editors: Sandra Halperin & Chris Rumford.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies