Migrations and Transnationalism: Distinctions, Types and Empirical Findings

  • Maurizio Ambrosini
Part of the Europe in a Global Context book series (EGC)


Migrations are a crucial aspect of the globalization of current societies, as the Introduction to this book (Chap.  1) has highlighted. They can be defined as a form of “globalization from below”, carried out by common people in opposition to financial or economic globalization fostered by powerful vested interests and elitist actors. At the same time, migrations jeopardize both nationalist border enforcement projects and the construction of homogeneous national societies, in which population, citizenship and belonging coincide.


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  • Maurizio Ambrosini
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  1. 1.Università di MilanoMilanoItaly

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