Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe and North America: Immigration and Political Mobilization

1st Edition

Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Routledge
Published May 31, 2017
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781138117303 - CAT# Y337451

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Summary

Public and even scholarly debates usually focus on the integration problems of Muslim immigrants at the cost of overlooking the role of the growing number of migrant organizations in establishing a crucial link among immigrants themselves, as well as between them and their countries of origin and residence. This book aims to fill a gap in the vast literature on migration from Turkey by contributing the neglected aspect of civic and political participation of Turkish immigrants. It brings together a number of scholars who carried out extensive research on the associational culture of Turkish immigrants living in different countries in Europe and North America. In order to understand the diversity and dynamics within Turkish migrant communities living in these parts of the world yet maintaining transnational ties, this book offers a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to migrant organizations in general and civic participation and political mobilization of Turkish immigrants in particular.

This book was published as a special issue in Turkish Studies.

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