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Transnationality, Translocal Citizenship and Gender Relations: Transformation of Rural Community Organisation, Local Politics and Development 1 GILBERTO REscHER Transnational Rurality Rural areas in developing countries are often seen as traditionalist, isolated and backward. This is also the case in Mexican discourses on UIIderdevelopment. Such preconceptions are aggravated where indigenous communities are con- cerned. In such discourses, the region I am conducing research in, the Valle del Mezquital/ has been the example par excellence of an

Identity Politics as an Expression of European Citizenship Practice: Participation of Transnational Migrants in Local Political Conflicts MICHAEL JANOSCHKA Political Participation of Retired Migrants in Southern Spain and the Emergence of Local Political Conflicts The increasing migration of retired northern Europeans to the coastal regions of the Mediterranean, mainly to Spain, is a remarkable phenomenon within the con- text of European integration. In contrast to traditional labour migrants, the key protagonists of these movements can be characterised

Zur kulturellen Poetik von Bürokratie und virtueller Ökonomie in Südportugal
Perspectives from Transnational Research
Series: Global Studies
Akteure, Entwicklungen und lokaler Umgang
Thema: Kultur. Macht. Heimaten. Heimat als kulturpolitische Herausforderung
»Roma« zwischen Anerkennung und Ausgrenzung
A Compendium on Urban Change and Activism
Series: Urban Studies
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Transnationalism, Political Participation and New Forms of Belonging Euro-Alevis: From Gastarbeiter to Transnational Community BESIM CAN ZIRH 103 Identity Politics as an Expression of European Citizenship Practice: Participation of Transnational Migrants in Local Political Conflicts MICHAEL JANOSCHKA Mothering in Migration: Transnational Strategies of Polish Women in Italy GERMANA D'OTTAVIO Transnationalism and Development Opening to the World: Translocal Post-War Reconstruction in Northern Sri Lanka EvA GERHARZ Transnationality, Translocal Citizenship and Gender

international politics, regional politics – above all, local politics – still remain the most accessible arenas for thought and action in the fields of culture and education. In this context, discussion centres on cultural management and educational administration, and the immediate rela­ tionship between agencies, institutions and administrative departments. Legislation, municipal charters or the Agenda 21 for Culture (<http:// www.agenda21culture.net/>) promoted by the UCLG cultural section (United Cities and Local Governments) are the reference documents for