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978-1-4985-8235-3 • Hardback • October 2019 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-8236-0 • eBook • October 2019 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Carol Schmid is professor of sociology at Guilford Technical Community College.
Introduction: Transnationalism and Sending States
Chapter One: Rethinking Transnationalism: The Role of the Sending State
Chapter Two: Italian State Transnationalism in the United States
Chapter Three: Mexican State Transnationalism in the United States
Chapter Four: Turkish State Transnationalism in Germany
Chapter Five: Ecuadorian State Transnationalism in Spain
Conclusion: Opportunities and Constraints of Sending State Transnationalism
Carol Schmid’s Transnationalism and the Politics of Sending States makes a welcome contribution to the transnationalism literature with a systematic look at the strategies states employ regarding their citizens abroad. There are many worthwhile observations that she painstakingly demonstrates in her book, but I think two particular points deserve a wider readership. The first is that transnationalism is not new—Italy pioneered it in the early part of the 20th century. The second is that regardless of their approach, sending states are limited by host countries especially when their interests do not align. These insights among many others are only possible because of the comparative method she uses and a solid and diverse use of cases. This work will help illuminate wider discussions in political science, sociology, and economics and any scholarship regarding migrants and the extra-territoriality of states.
— Luis F. Jiménez, University of Massachusetts Boston