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Regional Routes, Regional Roots? Cross-Border. Patterns of Human Mobility in Eurasia
Regional Routes, Regional Roots? Cross-Border. Patterns of Human Mobility in Eurasia

Contributor(s): So Yamane (Editor), Norihiro Naganawa (Editor)
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Hokkaido Slavic-Eurasian Reserarch Center
Summary/Abstract: Why do we call Russia, China, and India regional powers? Our research group contends that it is because these countries with imperial pasts and legacies have created a variety of hubs of exchange, accommodating and sending out expansively mobile peoples. Conventionally, we take for granted and often prioritize a certain territorial unit in studying questions of nation-building, citizenship, political regime, economic growth, and international relations. But it is the mobile peoples and even individuals who have circulated the idea of nation-state around the globe and brought it back home; challenged the boundaries defining who are citizens and who are not; legitimized and discredited one or another government; generated commercial connections, and played rival states off against each other. The nine papers of this volume furnish us with useful angles to vividly illuminate the role of human mobility that has shaped the contours of the regional powers and their neighbors in the past and present.

  • Page Count: 111
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English
The Geography, Economy and Society of Indian Diasporas

The Geography, Economy and Society of Indian Diasporas
(The Geography, Economy and Society of Indian Diasporas)

Chinese Banking Business in Singapore. Background and Development in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Chinese Banking Business in Singapore. Background and Development in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
(Chinese Banking Business in Singapore. Background and Development in the First Half of the Twentieth Century)

The Activity of Armenian Merchants in International Trade

The Activity of Armenian Merchants in International Trade
(The Activity of Armenian Merchants in International Trade)

The Ends of Empire. Imperial Collapse and the Trajectory of Kurdish Nationalism

The Ends of Empire. Imperial Collapse and the Trajectory of Kurdish Nationalism
(The Ends of Empire. Imperial Collapse and the Trajectory of Kurdish Nationalism)

Afghanistan as a Buffer State between Regional Powers in the Late Nineteenth Century. An Analysis of Internal Politics Focusing on the Local Actors and the British Policy

Afghanistan as a Buffer State between Regional Powers in the Late Nineteenth Century. An Analysis of Internal Politics Focusing on the Local Actors and the British Policy
(Afghanistan as a Buffer State between Regional Powers in the Late Nineteenth Century. An Analysis of Internal Politics Focusing on the Local Actors and the British Policy)

Hometowns of the Marwaris, Diasporic Traders in India

Hometowns of the Marwaris, Diasporic Traders in India
(Hometowns of the Marwaris, Diasporic Traders in India)

The Diaspora Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Diaspora Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
(The Diaspora Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan)

Red Souvenirs. Commodification of Chinese Propaganda Art

Red Souvenirs. Commodification of Chinese Propaganda Art
(Red Souvenirs. Commodification of Chinese Propaganda Art)

Social Implications of Two Hindu Pilgrimages in Maharashtra

Social Implications of Two Hindu Pilgrimages in Maharashtra
(Social Implications of Two Hindu Pilgrimages in Maharashtra)