Carsten Butsch: Transnational Networks and Practices of Overseas Indians in Germany, pp. 203-225

The number of non-resident Indians and People of Indian Origin living in Germany has doubled in the last 15 years. Against this background, the paper looks at the multiple cross-border linkages maintained by Indian migrants in Germany. The paper first portrays the development of Indo-German migration since 1950. The main section then describes what linkages are developed by Indian migrants living in Germany between their places of residence and their places of origin.

Claudia Wiesner: Re-Scaling Nationhood and the European Union in France and Germany, pp. 103-127

European integration is a regional integration process that has united formerly inde­pendent nation states into a federation-like polity. Accordingly, EU integration and its evolving supranational structures have challenged the conceptions of nationhood in most EU member states, as they have directly touched upon some of its classic markers, such as sovereignty and territory. In terms of the “scaling” approach, the integration processes have led to a re-scaling of the concept of nation in individual member states.

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