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The Multicultural Global Nomads' Fluid Identity & Apolitical Behaviour: Challenging the Concept of the System of State Politics
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This case study examines the immigrant group of global nomads who live, or have

lived, in London, with specific focus on how they are able to operate outside the UK

state’s political system, and if this challenges the concept of the system of state

politics. The study uses textual analyses of multiple identities, as well as social

identity theory and constructivist theory, to explain how global nomads can deflect

political conflict such as immigrant discrimination as perpetrated by the state, and can

choose not to interact with the political system unless necessary.

Global nomads in London are scrutinised through first hand accounts provided

in interviews cited in literature, and through literature dedicated to different types of

global nomads who share common traits despite some differences. The UK

government’s stance, during the past fifteen years, is analysed and is considered to be

a potential source of conflict towards immigrants including the global nomads. The

research finds that global nomads can live in London choosing not to interact with the

political system because of their multicultural understanding, fluid identity and

professional status, and temporary residential status, and therefore finds that the

concept of the system of state politics is being challenged.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Global nomad, cosmopolitan social democracy, state, multiculturalism, identity, immigrant
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21066DiVA: diva2:904560
Available from: 2016-02-19 Created: 2016-02-19

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