Transnational Politics of Integration and an “Imagined Global Diaspora”

  • Riva Kastoryano
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


Transnational politics reflect the changes in the perception of migration, increasingly linking the question of identity and participation beyond borders. This chapter attempts to show how transnational politics of integration has become a way to re-territorialise globalised identities and how it creates a new configuration of the nation and nationalism and territory and power within globalisation. Communities, based upon cultural, ethnic, religious identifications, and recognised as such by states that increasingly rely on transnational solidarity, have sparked new upsurges of nationalism, accompanied by new forms of subjectivity which claim to be non-territorial. States, on the other hand, expand their nationalism in order to maintain the “power” of incorporation and citizenship, while expanding their influence beyond their territories, and compete with transnational communities in their engagement in the process of globalisation.


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  • Riva Kastoryano
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  1. 1.Sciences Po – CERI – CNRSParisFrance

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