NOT FAR BUT BEYOND -new chronicles crossing borders-

The concept of new-wave forced migration is a contemporary dimension of a multifaceted phenomenon: First, it has an economic-political basis stemming from persecution or conflict. It is directly linked to new modes of exchange and uneven development, being a kind of human resource transference, whose formation and reproductive costs are not paid by the destination countries. Second, the direct causes of forced migration can be identified as serious human rights violations or armed conflict, but these causes can often overlap with or be provoked by economic-political marginalization, poverty, environmental degradation, population pressure and poor governance. Third, it has been experiencing the establishment of a different form of transnational mobilization that transcends the demands of neoliberal capitalism for a transnational labour regime and extends beyond the borders of nation states. The essential characteristic of transnational space is crossing geographic, cultural and political borders, and the multiplicity of involvements; transmigrants develop new spheres of experience and new fields of social relations. These new transnational experiences challenge traditional notions related to migration. This pluri-local mobility can create multiple possibilities for new forms of agencies which to analyze new-wave displacement would be the stratification of the mobilization.

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Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Straße der Pariser Kommune 8A 10243 Berlin

The foundation promotes a critical analysis of society and fosters networks of emancipatory political, social, and cultural initiatives around Germany. Internationally, it participates in cooperative development projects and advocates for a dialogue between the Global North and South conducted on equal footing. With the help of the Historical Centre for Democratic Socialism, it also documents significant historical events and achievements from across the political Left. Its Scholarship Department supports young scholars from Germany and the rest of the world with financial grants and other forms of assistance. Like other political foundations, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation seeks to develop and expand the concept of political education by emphasizing a critical analysis of society as our central task, further underlined by our namesake. Based on the firm belief that social change requires a reflective confrontation with today’s capitalist society as a whole, the foundation strives to develop alternative concepts and approaches for a comprehensive process of social transformation enabling the creation of a more united and just society. Education and training in democratic socialist politics, analysis, information, and policy advice are therefore the foundation’s basic tasks, which we pursue and implement at the regional, national, and international levels.