Transnationalism, the State, and the Extraterritorial Citizen

  title={Transnationalism, the State, and the Extraterritorial Citizen},
  author={Michael Peter Smith},
  journal={Politics \& Society},
  pages={467 - 502}
  • M. Smith
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Political Science
  • Politics & Society
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