Turkish Immigrants in the European Union: Determinants of Immigration and Integration

1st Edition

Refik Erzan, Kemal Kirisci

Routledge
Published February 20, 2009
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780415495271 - CAT# Y101134

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Summary

This book provides an analytical contribution to the contested issues marking Turkish membership to the European Union.

On October 2005 Turkey started the accession process towards EU membership. Currently, many Europeans fear that large numbers of Turkish nationals will flood member countries if Turkey were to become a member, highlighting that many Turkish immigrants have failed to integrate into their host societies due to cultural difference. Yet, others argue that Turkey is a dynamic society with a growing educated population that could help address the dilemmas faced by most member countries, emphasizing that accession would assist the integration of current immigrants in Europe.

Turkish Immigrants in the European Union addresses the following:

  • What are the demographic trends in Turkey compared to the member countries?
  • What is the potential scope and driving forces of immigration from Turkey to the EU?
  • How will these trends affect Turkish immigrants in Europe?
  • What is the integration problem of Turkish immigrants and how can it be resolved?

This book was previously published as a special issue of Turkish Studies and will be of interest to students and scholars of European studies and European integration.

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