The paper outlines a theoretical framework for the analysis of the relation between transnational mobility and spatial identity. In four sections the theoretical framework is outlined. The concepts of mobility in classic modernity and late modernity are outlined and discussed. Then, the concepts the national and transnational spatial identities are briefly sketched and discussed against the new postmodern cosmopolitanism. In a fifth section two empirical cases are presented, and in the last section the cases are discussed against the theoretical framework. The section ends by stating the limitation of the conceptualization and analysis so far, and proposing the need for further research.
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'Youth, Globalization and Migration - Local Diversity in Transition'. Conference by ESA RN 'Youth & Generation in cooperation with Slovak Youth Research Society at Smolenice Castle in Slovakia 18-22 January, 2007