Exploring Human Mobility and Transnational Politics

This project explores the relationships between globalization, human mobility, and emerging forms of transnational political mobilization and communication. It takes as its starting point the observation that political dynamics around the globe have been transformed by globalization, new patterns of human mobility, and the development of innovative transnational social networks. Read more


Article in IPS, click here.

Policy Brief on diasporas, click here.

Global Citizens lecture, click here.

Authors' conference, click here.
For working paper series, click here.

A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages Its Migration

book coverWhile immigration has been on the policy radar for quite some time and has stirred much political debate, a pressing question with regards to increasing global migration has to be put on the political agenda: how should governments cope with growing numbers of emigrants? In Mexico and other migrant-sending countries, this question has lead to the necessity of governments to negotiate a new social contract with those at home, as well as migrants abroad. In his new book, David Fitzgerald argues that emigration does not ineluctably lead to the end of the nation-state paradigm, rather it results in a new form of citizenship. The membership model of the Catholic church serves as a tool in order to manage emigration. For more information on the book click here.