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.
'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.
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