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Transnational politics : Turks and Kurds in Germany /
Eva Østergaard-Nielsen.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
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xiv, 178 p.
ISBN
041526586X
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
isbn
041526586X
catalogue key
4832222
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'Convincingly challenges the 'zero-sum' assumption about migrants' political activities in their host and home societies and demonstrates successfully the intermingling of the German and the Homeland agenda of the differenrt organizations.'- Gregoire Delhaye,Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 'Ostergaard-Nielsen has made a great research effort into producing this book, collecting an admirable variety of information about Kurdish, Turkish and Islamic organisations in Germany and detailing their aims and agenda.'- Derya Bayir, European Masters in Human Rights Programme, Venice.
"Convincingly challenges the 'zero-sum' assumption about migrants' political activities in their host and home societies and demonstrates successfully the intermingling of the German and the Homeland agenda of the differenrt organizations." Gregoire Delhaye, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
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Summaries
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Modern communications make it easier for all types of migrants to stay in touch with their country of origin meaning that migrants' transnational engagement is an increasingly important and relevant topic. Transnational Politics shows how the politics of one country, Turkey, plays itself out in another, Germany, through the presence and engagement of migrants and refugees. This book offers a unique case study of transnational political engagement of Turkish and Kurdish migrants and refugees in Germany and the political impact of these at national and international level. Turkish and Kurdish organizations in Germany not only mobilize in relation to immigrant political issues of equal rights, discrimination and citizenship in Germany but also in relation to the domestic and foreign political situation in Turkey. In this way they become a linkage group between Turkey and Germany. The case of migrants and refugees from Turkey to Germany is in many ways paradigmatic for how migrants' transnational practices occur and are perceived in a European context. This book will be of value to readers with an interest in the politics of international migration and migrant transnationalism and in the ways in which migrants themselves challenge and contribute to processes of democratization in both their country of origin and settlement.
Main Description
Using the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Germany as a case study, this book offers a unique analysis of trans-state political loyalties and activities of transnational communities and their political ramifications at both national and international levels.
Main Description
Using the Turks and Kurdish communities in Germany as a case study, this book offers a unique analysis of tans-state political loyalties and activities of transnational communities and their political ramifications at both national and international levels.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Using the Turkish and Kurdish communities of Germany as case studies, this volume offers an analysis of trans-state political loyalties. It examines the activities of transnational communities and their politcal ramifications at both national and international levels.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Migrants' Transnational Claim-Making: Rethinking Concepts and Theories
Migration, Transnational Spaces and German-Turkish Relations
Between Homeland Political and Immigrant Political Mobilization
From Confrontational to Multi-Layered Strategies: Turkish and Kurdish Information Campaigns in Germany
Thresholds of Tolerance: Turkish Politics within German Political Institutions
From 'Remittance Machines' to 'Euro Turks': Turkey's Changing Perception of Turkish Citizens Abroad
Conclusions
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