Publication by Mira Burmeister-Rudolph
Mira Burmeister-Rudolph published her paper “A transnational social contract: Social protection policies toward Non-Resident Keralites” in Migration Studies. The South-Indian State of Kerala has institutionalised a broad spectrum of social protection policies geared at emigrants and return migrants. Burmeister-Rudolph examines what types of protection Kerala offers and the underlying rationale. The case of Kerala is particularly interesting because Kerala is one of the main origin states of Indian migrants and because social protection policies are usually analysed at the level of the national government rather than of subnational governments such as states. Mira Burmeister-Rudolph demonstrates that despite subnational states having limited institutional capabilities compared with federal states, they are essential stakeholders in articulating transnational social protection policies.