This study seeks to explain, from an organizational standpoint, the causes and mechanisms that have led to different types and levels of political mobilization of Mexican immigrant communities in Houston and Chicago. How and why are political mobilization and participation of Mexican immigrants different in Chicago and Houston? To address this question, the research assesses the role of both local and transnational structures in the process of immigrant, non-electoral, political mobilization and participation. The study concludes that the interaction among local political actors and institutions, the Mexican Consulate and the Catholic Church, is the main component that explains mobilization differences of organized Mexican immigrants in urban settings.
|Advisor:||Shapiro, Robert, Garza, Rodolfo de la|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/02, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Political science, Ethnic studies, Hispanic American studies|
|Keywords:||Catholic Church, Chicago, Houston, Illinois, Immigrants, Mexican, Mexican immigrants, Mobilization, Political mobilization, Texas, Transnationalism|
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