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New Migration Patterns in the AmericasLifestyle Migration and the Marketization of Countries in Latin America

New Migration Patterns in the Americas: Lifestyle Migration and the Marketization of Countries in... [This chapter investigates lifestyle migration, in particular retirees from the US and Canada, moving south. In trying to expand the understanding of the various processes working together to shape policies in interaction with transnational migration, it explores how receiving states marketize themselves and their localities as attractive locations. Country marketization, the authors argue, is a dynamic process, a co-production involving state and local governments, real estate professionals, transnational businesses and lifestyle-oriented entrepreneurs. The empirical study focuses on the four countries with the largest recorded percentage of lifestyle migrants, particularly retirees: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador. In a comparative analysis, the authors examine online media focused on the promotion of lifestyle migration, paying attention to how each of the four countries is marketed, how similar or different their marketing approaches are, and whether they play off each other in order to highlight some comparative advantage. They also explore the central state and municipal policy strategies of the four countries, focusing on the policies they enact to attract and maintain lifestyle migrants.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

New Migration Patterns in the AmericasLifestyle Migration and the Marketization of Countries in Latin America

Editors: Feldmann, Andreas E.; Bada, Xóchitl; Schütze, Stephanie

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-89383-9
Pages
171 –199
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89384-6_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter investigates lifestyle migration, in particular retirees from the US and Canada, moving south. In trying to expand the understanding of the various processes working together to shape policies in interaction with transnational migration, it explores how receiving states marketize themselves and their localities as attractive locations. Country marketization, the authors argue, is a dynamic process, a co-production involving state and local governments, real estate professionals, transnational businesses and lifestyle-oriented entrepreneurs. The empirical study focuses on the four countries with the largest recorded percentage of lifestyle migrants, particularly retirees: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador. In a comparative analysis, the authors examine online media focused on the promotion of lifestyle migration, paying attention to how each of the four countries is marketed, how similar or different their marketing approaches are, and whether they play off each other in order to highlight some comparative advantage. They also explore the central state and municipal policy strategies of the four countries, focusing on the policies they enact to attract and maintain lifestyle migrants.]

Published: Jul 26, 2018

Keywords: Lifestyle Migration; Country Marketization; International Liver (IL); Pensionados; infrastructureInfrastructure

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