11Transnational Approaches: Commons, Citizenship, Care

In our discussion so far on the relationship between social work and society, our argumentation has mainly been based on European societies and their welfare states. We have thus remained within our national shell and might ask what models we can take on and integrate into our system. First migration research and the related subject of transnational studies, and now social work with migrants, not to mention the social discussions and campaigns on the global Internet, have drawn our attention to the fact that connections have formed which go beyond national entities, transcending political, cultural and social boundaries – connections within which we need to find our place, as they affect ...

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