BiographyI was born in Denizli, Turkey, and graduated from the law Faculty of Istanbul University. I obtained my PhD in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam. I joined the University of Amsterdam in 1988 as an academic researcher. Since 1990 I have been affiliated with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Migration History, International Migration Movements, Political and social History of Modern Turkey
History of Socialist Movements, World Capitalist System, Human Rights, Cultural Studies
Published: Feb 04, 2013 by The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
Authors: Ahmet Akgündüz
For many centuries, Europe called the Ottoman empire Turkey. The country's rulers and inhabitants, however, only took on the name Turkey in 1923, upon proclamation of the republic in what is the country's present‐day territory. Migration movements during the Ottoman period can be classified under the headings of forced or voluntary migrations, while, during the republic, the headings of external or internal migration are appropriate.
Published: Nov 01, 2012 by in M. Martiniello and J. Rath (eds.) An Introduction to International Migration Studies: European Perspectives
Authors: Akgündüz, Ahmet
This chapter examines the migration of labourers in post-war Europe, both officially recruited and arrived on their own, in a comparative and historical perspective.
Published: Jan 14, 1998 by Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Authors: Ahmet Akgündüz
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci
Migratory movements to and from Turkey during the period between 1783 and 1960 are analysed by grouping them under two headings: non‐economic migrations and economic migrations. The size, ethno‐religious composition and causes of each movement are considered. The article pays special attention to the mass economic migration from Turkey (the Ottoman Empire) to North and South America.
Published: Oct 01, 1993 by Capital & Class, 17(3), 153–194; Publisher: cnc.sagepub.com;https://doi.org/10.1177/030981689305100107
Authors: Akgündüz, A.
By joining the migratory labour movement to West-ern Europe in the early 1960s, Turkey for the first time in its history became a country of largescale economic emigration. It is here argued that the growth of the number of Turkish workers in Europe during the recruitment period, and their development as the largest of the foreign labour contingents in Germany and the Netherlands, was due to the exhaustion of south European countries’ labour reserves.