Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 1994

Publication Citation

2 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 153 (1994)


In this article, Professor Zolberg argues that today's

immigration issues should be analyzed within their historical bases.

He follows the formation of the modern State, with particularfo cus

on the legal and political meaning of "sovereignty" as understood

in pre-colonial times down to the World War II period. He next

identifies several late twentieth century phenomena in Europe and

elsewhere, many of which pose serious challenges to long-standing

notions of nationhood and citizenship. The author concludes that

despite the recent development of borderless markets and

communication infrastructures, much remains to be done to build a

truly global community.