Part or chapter of a book
Transnational Politics of Integration and an “Imagined Global Diaspora”
Diversity and Contestations over Nationalism in Europe and Canada
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
63 - 87 p.
politics of immigration, politics of integration, diaspora, identity, transnational
Politics of immigration and integration have always been analysed in relation to receiving states: control of borders, politics of entry, rules of participation and laws on citizenship. Settlement turns migrants into minorities who express their claims before the states in which they reside for equal citizenship, for recognition and for political representation. At the same time, the increasing importance of solidarity beyond national borders on the grounds of one or several identities—national, religious, ethnic, regional—and interests removes claims, mobilisations and participation from a national to a transnational level. The process re-defines solidarity beyond borders and involves a multilevel interaction between home and host countries and the transnational community spread throughout several countries, which, together, create a transnational space for action. (First paragraph)