Globalization, Diaspora and Transnationalism
This article examines the paradigms of diaspora theory and in the current world the diasporic communities go beyond the host nation-state and motherland to network with their communities dispersed around the globe. The emergence of such networking cutting across several countries is most appropriately described by the term ‘transnationalism’. The process of globalization is characterized by the mobility of capital and the inevitable expansion of markets which has denationalized national economies and territories, as well as decentred sovereignty. Globalization transcends territory, location, distance, and borders, and has raised questions about identity, citizenship and nationality.