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The State and the Transnational Politics of Migrants: A Study of the Chins and the Acehnese in Malaysia

Authors: Murugasu, Sheila

    • Provides an inter-disciplinary and mixed methodology approach to the subject of migrant politics and the state
    • Explores the impact of  globalisation on several consequential topics i.e. the question of state sovereignty and power, political identity and belonging in an increasingly mobile world
    • Compares the study of two different groups – the Chin and Acehnese - and their experience with the host state, Malaysia
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This book is an exploration of the various types of transnational politics that the Chin and Acehnese people are engaged in, particularly in the Malaysian state. As with so many migrants elsewhere in the world who try to organize themselves transnationally, the Chin and Acehnese have needed to negotiate a challenging socio-political landscape that is the Malaysian state. Here, the author illustrates that migrants don’t just travel with their hopes for the future, but with grievances and identities which are rooted in their homelands. This is a book for those interested in reading an account that reflects the complexities of migrant life in the 21st century - an era replete with fluid labour markets, deregulated air travel, porous borders and political leaders who move transnationally, acting as binding agents for the far-flung communities they seek to represent.

About the authors

Sheila Murugasu  is a Senior Lecturer with the School of International Studies at the Northern University of Malaysia.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Host State and Migrant Transnational Politics

    Murugasu, Sheila

    Pages 1-23

  • The Malaysian State and Irregular Migration

    Murugasu, Sheila

    Pages 25-51

  • Transnational Politics and the Chins in Malaysia

    Murugasu, Sheila

    Pages 53-89

  • Transnational Politics and the Acehnese in Malaysia

    Murugasu, Sheila

    Pages 91-121

  • Intersecting Interests Between the Malaysian State and the Acehnese and the Chins

    Murugasu, Sheila

    Pages 123-149

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-37061-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-137-37060-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The State and the Transnational Politics of Migrants: A Study of the Chins and the Acehnese in Malaysia
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37061-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-37061-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37060-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 228
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