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Transnational society is a brand new box of research, simply as mind stream is a brand new improvement procedure for the worldwide South. This booklet contributes to the turning out to be scholarship on transnational society and mind move, hence highlighting the dynamic social practices already underway

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Direct investment abroad is related to transnational community development in the United States. Data on the policy and industrial focus of sending nations and their transnational communities would greatly improve our ability to model and test whether and how the brain-circulation model as stipulated is operative. AFRICAN DIASPORA IMMIGRATION AND BRAIN CIRCULATION For brain-circulation strategies and policies to be effectively employed, the first prerequisite is that a significant migrant community can be established in a core country.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. S. immigration data for Africa include immigration recorded from “French Southern and Antarctic Lands,” St. Helena, and Western Sahara, entities that are generally not enumerated among the 54 African states. • Cynthia Lucas Hewitt 30 Table 2 Immigration to the United States: Top Sending Countries (Legal Permanent Residency) Country 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Mexico Philippines India China, Peoples Rep.

For instance, a scholarship fund, a research project, or a study abroad program should involve at least two “nation states” and its integrated operation across border becomes a laboratory for tailoring full social integration. Another factor to consider in the development of the imagined community is the movement toward using genetic testing to identify areas of Africa where it is more likely that forebears of Africans who are part of the African-American population came from. Focusing attention on particular ethnic groups in particular countries seems to spur a sense of responsibility and dedication among newly found “lost” descendants.

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