The ‘expatride’

A combination of expatriate and stateless person (« apatride » in French), the « expatride » becomes the hyperbolic figure of a globalization which does not limit itself to globalizing our way of life but also completely dissolves our identity. A true « citizen of the world », the « expatride » is a nomad who left his country to live somewhere else and finds himself in an ‘in-between’ legal and cultural situation. He represents a challenge for the State. Some States have been invaded by them, such as Dubai, Singapore or Luxembourg. Others have to implement strategies for their nationals not to slip into « expatridism ». – Summary AFRI-2004