Towards a Political Theory of Migrant Transnationalism

@article{Baubck2003TowardsAP,
  title={Towards a Political Theory of Migrant Transnationalism},
  author={Rainer Baub{\"o}ck},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={700 - 723}
}
  • R. Bauböck
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Sociology
  • International Migration Review
Political transnationalism covers a wide range of phenomena and can be studied using a variety of approaches. In migration research the focus is mostly on migrants’ networks and activities that involve them in politics oriented towards their country of origin. The article argues for a wider conception of political transnationalism from a political theory perspective. It proposes a terminological distinction between international, multinational, supranational and transnational relations and… 

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