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Methodological nationalism and the study of migration


The study purports to show how a bias, known as methodological nationalism, has weighed down research and investigation on migration until recently. Relying on the contribution of work on transnational communities, the authors propose a programmatic conclusion.

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We should like to thank the organisers and the participants of a SSRC-conference on transnational migration, held at the University of Princeton in June 2001, where a first version of the paper was presented. We especially thank Stephen Castles and Aristide Zolberg for their extensive and inspiring discussions of the paper, as well as Peter van der Veer, Rainer Bauböck, Werner Schiffauer, Robert Smith, Ewa Morawska and José Casanova for their comments and critiques. Michael Bommes has read the manuscript and provided thoughtful comments for which we should like to thank him. An extended version of the paper will appear in Global Networks 2(3), 2002.
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European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociologie
  • ISSN: 0003-9756
  • EISSN: 1474-0583
  • URL: /core/journals/european-journal-of-sociology-archives-europeennes-de-sociologie
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