Diasporas and homeland conflicts : a comparative perspective
Title: Diasporas and homeland conflicts : a comparative perspective
Author: BASER, Bahar
Citation: Farnham ; Burlington : Ashgate, 2015, Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series
As violent conflicts become increasingly intra-state rather than inter-state, international migration has rendered them increasingly transnational, as protagonists from each side find themselves in new countries of residence. In spite of leaving their homeland, the grievances and grudges that existed between them are not forgotten and can be passed to the next generation. This book explores the extension of homeland conflicts into transnational space amongst diaspora groups, with particular attention to the interactions between second-generation migrants. Comparative in approach, Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts focuses on the tensions that exist between Kurdish and Turkish populations in Sweden and Germany, examining the effects of hostland policies and politics on the construction, shaping or elimination of homeland conflicts. Drawing on extensive interview material with members of diasporic communities, this book sheds fresh light on the influences exercised on conflict dynamics by state policies on migrant incorporation and multiculturalism, as well as structures of migrant organizations. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, political science and international studies with interests in migration and diaspora, integration and transnational conflict.
Table of Contents:
-- Foreword. -- Part I Importation of Homeland Conflicts to the Diaspora: Introduction; Theoretical approaches to diaspora politics; The Kurdish question at home and abroad. -- Part II Setting the Scene: Sweden and Germany as Host Countries: Migrant incorporation and multiculturalism in Sweden and Germany; The Turkish-Kurdish question in Sweden and Germany. -- Part III Generational Continuation of Contentions Related to Homeland Conflicts: Interactions between Turkish and Kurdish second-generation in Sweden: negative peace and group competition; The impact of Swedish policies and politics on Turkish-Kurdish diaspora spaces; A replica of Turkey in Germany? Violent conflict, negative and positive peace; The impact of German policies and politics on Turkish-Kurdish interactions; Comparing two puzzles. -- Appendices; -- Bibliography; -- Index.
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/25197
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2012