Addressing the 'glocal' - 'expats' as a relevant case study?

McMillen, Donald Hugh and Su, Mingxian (2009) Addressing the 'glocal' - 'expats' as a relevant case study? In: 1st Annual Dialogue Forum of the Sino-Australian Joint Research Program: Non-Traditional Security in PRC-Australia Relations: 'Glocal' Issues of Common Concern, 2-4 Jul 2009, Guangzhou, China.

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To illustrate several points made in the “Introduction” as to how the dimensions of traditional and non-traditional security and the factors related to uncertainty, security and sustainability seem to ‘dovetail’ in today’s more glocalised world, this essay draws on the authors’ recent research about ‘Australia and “People Beyond the State”: Researching Expatriate Identities, Citizen Security and States’ Jurisdictions—Case Studies of the People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’. In focusing on expatriates (‘expats’), it poses a number of questions about the notions of ‘glocality’ and considers the challenges faced by expats from Australia in the PRC and the HKSAR and, ultimately, by expats in Australia from those jurisdictions (as well Aussie repatriates who have resided in those places). Among these very real challenges, now increasingly recognised by their home/host governments and societies, are such expats’ continuing search for identity, appropriate conditions of citizenship, and senses of broadly based security.

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Additional Information: Copyright remains with the authors. First published on the Griffith Asia Institute website with permission. Papers are not to be cited unless permission is granted by the authors. For information about the Annual Dialogue Forum, see
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies (Up to 31 Mar 2011)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies (Up to 31 Mar 2011)
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 05:06
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2014 20:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship; identity; expats
Fields of Research (2008): 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
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4499 Other human society > 449901 Studies of Asian society
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440303 Migration
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520599 Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified

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