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Transnational Politics The case of Turks and Kurds in Germany

By Eva Østergaard-Nielsen Copyright 2003
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    1. Introduction  2. Migrants' Transnational Claim-Making: Rethinking Concepts and Theories  3. Migration, Transnational Spaces and German-Turkish Relations  4. Between Homeland Political and Immigrant Political Mobilization  5. From Confrontational to Multi-Layered Strategies: Turkish and Kurdish Information Campaigns in Germany  6. Thresholds of Tolerance: Turkish Politics within German Political Institutions  7. From 'Remittance Machines' to 'Euro Turks': Turkey's Changing Perception of Turkish Citizens Abroad  8. Conclusions


    Eva Østergaard-Nielsen is Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Politics. She has published on the subject of diasporas and the political participation of migrants

    '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.