Renowned author Ulrike Schuerkens presents an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments. Combining an international approach with up-to-date research, the book: • Has dedicated chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality • Includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism • Contains learning features including: discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries, and pointers to online resources to assist with study A must buy for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory, and globalization.

Transnational Migrations and Social Transformations

Transnational Migrations and Social Transformations

Summary

This chapter tackles the combined effects of transnational migrations and social transformations. During the last few years, it has become obvious that globalization brings with it more and more transnational migrations. New forms of interdependence, transnational societies, and regional cooperations transform the lives of millions of people, who are linking the future of states and societies. In the countries of the global South, international migrations contribute to the development of these societies by remittances of migrants from the North to the South, which play an important role in national and even international development plans. World system theory considers international migrations as a structural consequence of the extension of markets into a global political-hierarchical system. International ...

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