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CHELIUS, Leticia Calderón. What's behind the voting rights of international migrants? Theory, history and claimant citizenship. Contexto int. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.1, pp.231-250. ISSN 0102-8529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-85292011000100010.
This article discusses the historical and theoretical factors that explain the extension of political rights to citizens living abroad. It shows that, more then being simply a national debate, this process represents an important step for contemporary democracy in the world. As do other possibilities that globalization has opened, global, cosmopolitan, transnational or even double citizenship reveals the contradiction internal to the nationstate has as a historical notion.
Keywords : Transnational Citizenship; Vote Abroad; Human Rights; International Migration; Nationality.