Mass emigration and State intervention during the Belle Époque

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With this paper we wish to analyse how the mass exits during the Belle Époque and the changes of the emigrants’ profile questioned the state’s role as a legal regulator and supervisor, in sight of the intermediaries’ activities and of the Portuguese economic and social life. We will focus several aspects, namely, questions related to emigration throughout this period; the problematic that the state intervention on emigration carries, and the reasons that led to a police and repressive official action.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigrate On Instability
Subtitle of host publicationPractices, discourses and representation
EditorsYvette Santos, Maria Fernanda Rollo, Marta Silva, Thaís Janaina Wenczenovicz
Place of PublicationPorto Alegre
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8170-10-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Portuguese Emigration
  • State
  • Governance
  • Belle Époque

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    Santos, Y. (2016). Mass emigration and State intervention during the Belle Époque. In Y. Santos, M. F. Rollo, M. Silva, & T. Janaina Wenczenovicz (Eds.), Migrate On Instability: Practices, discourses and representation (pp. 1-12). Porto Alegre: UERGS.