Transborder Membership Politics in Germany and Korea

  title={Transborder Membership Politics in Germany and Korea},
  author={Rogers Brubaker and Jaeeun Kim},
  journal={European Journal of Sociology},
  pages={21 - 75}
Abstract This paper examines changing German and Korean policies towards transborder coethnics (Germans in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and Koreans in Japan and China) during the high Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The paper contributes to the emerging literature on transborder forms of membership and belonging by highlighting and explaining the selective, variable, contingent, contested, and revocable nature of states’ embrace of transborder coethnics. The explanation… 
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