The Meso-link of organisations
Edited by Ludger Pries
Routledge – 2008 – 208 pages
During the last two decades transnationalism has become an important conceptual approach and research programme. However, the term has steadily become vague and indistinct underlining the need for conceptual précising as well as more defined empirical research. Rethinking Transnationalism does this in two ways. On one hand it presents theoretical contributions to the transnationalism approach and, on the other hand, it offers empirical studies in the field of the transnationalization of organizations.
The book integrates outstanding international scholars of transnationalism and migration studies with specialists from a broad variety of disciplines that apply the transnationalism approach to different organizations such as NGOs, feminist networks, educational spaces and European Works Councils.
Presenting an overview of transnationalism and the surrounding debates, this interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Educational Sciences, Migration and Geography.
1 Transnational Societal Spaces: Which Units of Analysis, Reference, and Measurement? 2 Constructing Transnational Studies 3 Beyond Methodological Ethnicity and Towards City Scale 4 Transstate Spaces and Development: Some Critical Remarks 5 Transnational Humanitarian NGOs? A Progress Report 6 Glocalizing Gender Justice 7 Transnational Organisations in Education 8 European Works Councils as Transnational Interest Organisations?
Ludger Pries is Professor at the Department of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.