Tag Archives: transnationalism

L. Basch, N. Glick Schiller, C. Szanton Blanc – Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments, and Deterritorialized Nation-States

Nations Unbound is a pioneering study of an increasing trend in migration-transnationalism. Immigrants are no longer rooted in one location. By building transnational social networks, economic alliances and political ideologies, they are able to cross the geographic and cultural boundaries of both their countries of origin and of settlement. Through ethnographic studies of immigrant populations, […]

Call for papers: Everyday Racism in Transnational Perspective

It has long been commonplace to claim that racism has become one of the defining ideologies of the modern world. Although its historical roots stretch back centuries, racism in a modern sense, especially in terms of its direct links to politics, political parties and institutions, is little more than a century and a half old. […]

Seyla Benhabib: Transnational Legal Spheres and the Construction(s) of ‘Cultural’ Difference

Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, presents her talk, entitled “”Transnational Legal Spheres and the Construction(s) of ‘Cultural’ Difference” to the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series. Her lecture is followed by a question and answer session. The Graduate Center, CUNY hosts the 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Democratic Citizenship and […]

Voting rights of transnational citizens moving forward in Germany

Recent electoral reforms in Germany have facilitated voting from abroad for expatriates and spark renewed discussions on voting for third-country nationals at local level and on dual nationality. In the last three weeks the Bundestag discussed and voted reforms to the federal electoral law (Bundeswahlgesetz) that will change the rules regarding the surplus or “overhang […]

Claus Leggewie: Transnational citizenship. Ideals and European realities

Claus Leggewie pieces together the preconditions of transnationality – migrant communities, religious pluralism and hybrid popular mass culture – with a view to foregrounding the challenge that it presents: between local cultures and global markets, how can a cross-border demos be constructed? Read the full article here.