Socially unintegrated expatriates
Nature: Expatriates domiciled in a foreign country may have been exiled by their own country or may have exiled themselves. They may have sought political asylum. They may keep their original nationality and be working abroad for a multinational company, for their diplomatic service, for an international organization or more rarely for an indigenous company or organization. Expatriates are often elitist, especially in an ex-colonial situation or where they are a technocracy; very often they remain segregated and isolated from the rest of society. This may cause racial and cultural conflict. If expatriates are exiles they may produce propaganda against their country of origin. Unless expatriates have taken the nationality of the country of residence, they may be excluded from political representation, which may leave them an underprivileged minority or an affluent elite with little concern about conditions for others in the country.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 30.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST