North-South and South-South Transnational Connections Network (NSS-TCN)

Project Details


Most human migration in the world today is south-south but theories and analytical frames in understanding such mobility remain mainly south-north for variety of reasons such as research resource imbalance and organizational hegemony (Nawyn, 2016). Recent research conclusions- applying south-north theorization to south-south migration processes- document both emerging similarities and differences (Nawyn, 2016; Abel and Sander 2014), which include pattern of social and economic integration, immigration policy, ethnic and racial issues, and transnational south-south NGOs interaction.
The NSS-TCN network explores ways of south-south experiences and asks whether we can learn from existing theories – or whether existing theories and methods can be applied to emerging south-south transnational formations.
In addition the network addresses migrant and diaspora transnationalism and seeks to add knowledge on existing conceptions and theorizations on nativism, restrictive integration policies, and border regimes and mobility governance. The focus is how transnational communities as grassroots actors interact with transnational civic organizations, authorities and state institutions as well as the way in which migrants and ethnic communities mobilize both nationally and transnationally in pursuing strategies to overcome exclusion.

Key findings

Transnational North-South and South-South epistemology and ontology; Transnational development; transnational struggles for justice and belonging; Transnational civic solidarity and belonging; Transnational South-south migration pattern, specialization and localization; Transnational policy making; Transnational civic solidarity and cosmopolitanism; transnational trans-national ties; Transnational student mobility and education
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