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Section I: Immigrant Organizations in a Comparative Perspective

Introduction: Immigration, Transnationalism, and Development: The State of the Question
Alejandro Portes

Section II: Immigrant Organizations in the United States

Chapter 1. Traversing Ancestral and New Homelands: Chinese Immigrant-Transnational Organizations in the United States
Min Zhou and Rennie Lee

Chapter 2. Transnational Philanthropy of Urban Migrants: Colombian and Dominican Immigrant Organizations and Development
Cristina Escobar

Chapter 3. Tapping the Indian Diaspora for Indian Development
Rina Agarwala

Chapter 4. Partners in Organizing: Engagement between Migrants and the State in the Production of Mexican Hometown Associations
Natasha Iskander

Chapter 5. Navigating Uneven Development: The Dynamics of Fractured Transnationalism
Margarita Rodríguez

Chapter 6. Breaking Blocked Transnationalism: Intergenerational Change in Homeland Ties
Jennifer Huynh and Jessica Yiu

Section III: Immigrant Organizations in Europe

Chapter 7. Moroccan and Congolese Migrant Organizations in Belgium
Marie Godin, Barbara Herman, Andrea Rea, and Rebecca Thys

Chapter 8. Moroccans in France: Their Organizations and Activities Back Home
Thomas Lacroix and Antoine Dumont

Chapter 9. Transnational Activities of Immigrants in the Netherlands: Do Ghanaian, Moroccan, and Surinamese Diaspora Organizations Enhance Development?
Gery Nijenhuis and Annelies Zoomers

Chapter 10. Transnational Immigrant Organizations in Spain: Their Role in Development and Integration
Héctor Cebolla Boado and Ana López-Sala

Conclusion: Assimilation through Transnationalism: A Theoretical Synthesis
Patricia Fernández-Kelly

The State and the Grassroots

Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents

Edited by Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernández-Kelly

352 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-734-3 Hb Published (July 2015)

ISBN  978-1-78533-440-5 Pb Published (September 2016)

eISBN 978-1-78238-735-0 eBook