Researching people beyond the state: a preliminary study of German expatriates in Hong Kong and governance performance

Nieberg, Thorsten (2010) Researching people beyond the state: a preliminary study of German expatriates in Hong Kong and governance performance. In: Migrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era, 15-16 Jul 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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This paper provides some preliminary findings of ongoing research about German 'expatriates'. Specifically, it offers some initial insights into the demographic profile of the German migrant population in Hong Kong and a generic discussion about their concerns and needs in terms of the German government. The paper draws on the author‘s recent fieldwork research conducted in Hong Kong, including survey-questioning and interviewing. The paper begins with a few introductory remarks concerning the current state of, particularly, German migration research and an outline of the questions framing this paper as arising from the preceding considerations. This is followed by a short introduction of the materials and data collection methods behind the paper. The paper continues by presenting an early overview of the size and composition of the German expatriate population in Hong Kong. It then delves into some governance issues pertaining to them. A concluding section sums up the most important findings of this research to date.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 05:03
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 05:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: composition; expatriates; Germany; governance; Hong Kong; migration research; profile
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169903 Studies of Asian Society
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare

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