Economic Nationhood and International Migration: The Case of China

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The territorializing impulse of the modern nation-state and the global nature of the contemporary world economy are commonly perceived to be in tension. Similarly, the acceleration—in some cases real, in some cases only perceived—of international migration is usually celebrated or rued, depending on one’s political stance, as a reflection of the nation-state’s loss of control to the logic of global capitalism. While the reasons behind a person’s decision to migrate can be diverse, they often include the desire to pursue a better life, including better economic prospects. In this regard, international migration appears to be at odds with...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNationalism and the Economy
Subtitle of host publicationExplorations into a Neglected Relationship
EditorsStefan Berger, Thomas Fetzer
Place of PublicationBudapest
PublisherCEU Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789633861998
ISBN (Print)9789633861981
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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