This book examines the migration integration and transnational activity of overseas americans american migrants in france germany and the uk it examines the reasons for their migration introduces the concept of accidental migrant and explores the question of overseas americans integration and identity formation. While many countries are increasing engagement with their diasporas us policy has chiefly focused on us based diasporas from other countries despite its own estimated overseas population of 76 million this feature explores results from a survey of more than 1400 us citizens and 140 former citizens living abroad many of whom are critical of limited us government engagement with . Americans in europe migrants or expatriates americans in europe migration diasporas and citizenship by dr amanda klekowski von koppenfels of the brussels school of international studies more information about her study and her initial findings can be found here the book is the product of that research and i will be reading it and . While overseas americans american migrants are often seen as short term corporate transferees or backpackers there are many other americans estimates range from 2 to 7 million living overseas migrants or expatriates americans in europe examines the migration integration and transnational engagement of americans living in france germany and the united kingdom. The migration diasporas and citizenship series covers three important aspects of the migration progress first the determinants dynamics and characteristics of international migration second the continuing attachment of many contempo rary migrants to their places of origin signified by the word diaspora and third
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