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viii serve special mention for their perseverance and professionalism in guiding us through the publication process. Our heartfelt thanks go to Professor Roberto D’Alimonte, a distinguished scholar in the area of elections studies, government and electoral systems from the School of Government at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. We are most grateful to him for his constructive and effective review of our work. His review ultimately convinced the publisher that the book provided an important contribution to the scholarly community in the area of expatriate voting and electoral studies. We also thank the col- leagues within the Faculty of Business and Enterprise at Swinburne University of Technology who have provided encouragement and as- sistance much of which is considered to be normal practice and in the realm of academic collegiality. We are greatly indebted to the participants of this project. Hon. Marco Fedi, the elected Member of Parliament for the Italian electoral college of Africa-Asia-Oceania-Antarctica shared with us valuable in- sights into the Italian expatriate voting phenomenon and provided an important addition to the focus group findings, balancing the debate and understanding in this area. Fedi took the opportunity to respond and clarify many questions raised by the focus groups in the course of the data collection. It should also be noted that Fedi was confirmed for the third time as the Democratic Party (PD) MP for the Italian Cham- ber of Deputies in the recent 2013 Italian elections. We are also thank- ful to former candidates on both...
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