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Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2006. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-156)
Transnational higher educational alliances in China an analysis from three theoretical perspectives /Liu, Pei. January 2006 (has links)
Thesis (D.P.A.)--The George Washington University, 2006. / Adviser: Michael Harmon. Includes bibliographical references.
How do transnational networks facilitate the movement of Congolese migrants and refugees into Johannesburg?Losango-Nzinga, Jean Didier 11 March 2008 (has links)
ABSTRACT. The failure of the 1990 political transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo to deliver on promises of better living conditions for all Congolese and the diminishing job opportunities available to young Congolese have resulted in many looking for economic opportunities outside their country of nationality. With most of the European and North American countries effectively off limits due to restrictive measures on migration (Bauman, 1998; Soguk 1999). The post-apartheid South Africa is relatively prosperous. This fact couple with a corrupt immigration and asylum system make the country very attractive for an increasing number of Congolese migrants who desire a better standard of living. Although the borders are relatively porous, the expense and hazards of moving require resources that are not available to all. This project explores how migrant networks can provide those resources through information and access to documentation, housing, and opportunities for income-generation. In particular, this thesis explores the role of social networks in structuring the movements of Congolese into Johannesburg and their integration into its social fabric. It intersects with a part of a growing body of literature demonstrating numerous new ways in which contemporary global migrants remain closely connected to their places of origin, to co-nationals or co-ethnics across nation-state borders, and indeed across the world 1(Transnational Communities Programme; 1999). While this analytical perspective has been applied fairly extensively to other groups of migrants, few scholars have sought to examine the extent to which refugees and asylum seekers maintain such a worldwide web of relationships (Crisp, 1999). Indeed, academic discourses on refugees, and also the practical efforts made on their behalf by United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations, continue to be informed by the assumption of a rigid separation between the exile country of origin and country of asylum (Crisp, 1999). 1 Programme of a workshop on ‘Policy challenge of the new migrants diasporas’, Chatham House, London, 22-23 April 1999. Quoted by Jeff Crisp in: Policy challenges of the new diasporas: migrant networks and their impact on asylum flows and regimes. WPTC-99-05 Policy Research Unit, UNHCR, CP 2500, CH-1211 Geneva Switzerland. www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk/working%20papers/riia3.pdf Jean Didier Losango Nzinga 5 Against this background, social networks play an important role in facilitating migration, whether across borders or across regions (Guzman, Haslag and Orrenius 2004). These networks are likely to act as an important source of information to prospective migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, providing them with details on matters such as transport arrangements, entry requirements, asylum procedures and social welfare benefits, as well as the detention and deportation policies of different destination states (Crisp, 1999). Consequently, refugees and other migrants who have access to such data are better placed to negotiate entry into developed countries than those who do not2. 2 Given the increasingly important role these networks play in facilitating movement of people around the world today, the emergence of the internet plays a major role in making these networks possible. See report prepared for the Knowledge for Development Program of the World Bank: Role of Diaspora in Facilitating Participation in Global Knowledge Networks: Lessons of Red Caldas in Colombia (Bogota, December 2004).
Transnational higher education across the border of Russia and China : a case study of two tertiary partnerships between Vladivostok and HarbinUroda, Andery January 2010 (has links)
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Parental Controls: The Gendered Experiences of Latin American Mothers and Fathers in Canada's Agricultural Guestworker ProgramsPaciulan, Melissa Mary 16 January 2012 (has links)
This thesis explores the experiences of transnational agricultural migrant workers in Canada’s guestworker programs. Examined through a gendered lens, it focuses on migrant’s experiences as parents to children whom they must leave behind in their communities of origin when they migrate. Drawing on interview and ethnographic data, this thesis argues that transnational parents, especially mothers, face a unique set of challenges and barriers as participants in these programs. It explores how the injustices that migrants suffer impact parents’ ability to focus on their primary motivation to migrate— their children— thereby limiting their ability to fulfill their roles as parents and hindering their parent-child relationships.
The Singapore entrepreneurial state in China : a sociological study of the Suzhou Industrial Park (1992-1999)Pereira, Alexius A. January 2001 (has links)
This study examines the Singapore government's Suzhou Industrial Park project between 1992 and 1999. It argues that the Singapore governments' strategies can be explained as those of a 'transnational entrepreneurial state' participating in the global game of industrial production. As an interventionist government, it sought to realize financial profits in China to supplement economic growth in Singapore. The project involved two strategies designed to enhance the project's competitive advantages. Firstly, it introduced the competitive strategy to supply high quality secondary factors of production - such as industrial infrastructure and bureaucratic administration - to industrial transnational corporations seeking to locate in China. Secondly, it utilized the collaborative strategy to encourage complementary collaboration with the China government and several industrial transnational corporations. During the Construction Phase (1992-1994), both strategies were successfully implemented, enhancing the competitiveness of the Suzhou Industrial Park. During the Take-Off Phase (1994-1996), many industrial transnational corporations had responded positively to these competitive advantages and chose to locate their operations at the Suzhou Industrial Park. During the Adjustment Phase (1997-1998), the Suzhou Industrial Park lost competitiveness because of external factors such as the impact of the Asian Financial Crisis and also because of intense competition from other industrial estates in China. In the Disengagement Phase (1999), the Singapore transnational entrepreneurial state chose to withdraw from the project for economic and political reasons. This study concludes that the Singapore government differed from the archetypal interventionist state because of endogenous and exogenous factors. It became a transnational entrepreneurial state because by its resources and motivations, and its own assessment of its economic and political conditions. This study also found that the outcome of its strategies were not just dependent on how they were implemented but also on the actions of other agents, including collaborators and competitors, and the influence of the external environment.
Berglund, Nonhlanhla, Hedin, Simon
Despite a growing literature on transnational couples, little is known about the challenges they face. The aim of this paper is to study these challenges and to identify coping strategies. In order to understand these issues, qualitative, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven couples. Responders consisted of partners from different cultural backgrounds and were either married or in a romantic relationship. The paper looked at the cultural changes that lead up to the acceptance and growth in transnational relationships. Furthermore, the study examined how these changes have affected and are still affecting the individual couples. Through the interviews, the research looked at the interpersonal dynamics to identify the role of culture within the relationships. Culture, it was found, still plays a great role in the day-to-day life of the transnational couples, in spite of the shift from traditional to more liberal values identified in the study. The challenges faced by the couples were very different from each other as the study represented couples from different backgrounds together with their partner, a native Swede. However, a common issue among the couples was communication breakdowns and a lack of understanding of the partner’s background.
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Foreign direct investment and labour market change : a case study of international capital investment and labour market composition within the Shannon industrial estateShirlow, Peter January 1992 (has links)
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A sociological analysis of corporate management styles in response to environmental crisis : exploring the contradictionsRobbins, Peter Thayer January 1999 (has links)
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