Editors

Xóchitl Bada; Jonathan Fox; Andrew Selee

Funder

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

4-2009

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Volume

4

First page number:

1

Publisher Location

Washington, D.C.

Last page number:

44

Abstract

Funded by a grant from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (with support from the MacArthur Foundation), this project is part of a broader national study that examines Latin America migrants in selected cities in the United States. The goal of the project is to explore patterns of civic engagement and political participation among Latin American migrants and Latinos in the Las Vegas, Nevada, metropolitan area. A secondary, but not less important, goal is to understand the factors that contribute to or inhibit the ability of individuals from Latin America to acquire U.S. citizenship. The issues addressed by this study are highly salient in Nevada and the United States, but they also have relevance to researchers and policy analysts who seek to understand the relationship between civic engagement and different forms of political participation in both a local and a binational context.

Keywords

Hispanic Americans; Latin Americans; Nevada -- Las Vegas; Political and social views

Disciplines

American Politics | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Latin American Studies | Political Theory | Politics and Social Change | Sociology

Language

English

Comments

Attached file: Spanish language version of report

Publisher Citation

Tuman, John P. Latin American Migrants in the Las Vegas Valley: Civic Engagement and Political Participation. Reports on Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement, No. 4. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, April 2009.

JTuman_Report-ParticipacionCivicaInmigrantes latinos_04-2009.pdf (484 kB)
Migrantes Latinoamericanos en el Valle de Las Vegas: Participación Política y Compromiso Cívico