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Migration: Conceptual Review

In my blog post today, I will attempt to analyze migration in theory and practice. My upcoming articles will be about theories of migration, the relationship between gender, food and identity and the role of cuisine in the interaction among migrants and host communuties. My blog series will cover a major literature on migration, gender… » read more

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RAND Report: What is new?

Last month, in the latest report published by RAND researchers, the key challenges confronting the U.S.-Turkish partnership over the coming years have been covered. The analysts recommend possible initiatives to sustain it during what is likely to be a turbulent era. The RAND report focuses on the political, social, and economic events that are changing… » read more

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The main theoretical discussions concerning nationalism highlight that nationalism is not just an ideology. It can be seen as an ideology, theory, and also as an approach. Indeed, there is no general or single school of thought to explain the social phenomena of nations, nationhood, and nationalism. A nation can be seen as a particular… » read more

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NATION-BUILDING: HOMOGENIZATION POLICIES AND DYNAMICS¨ Almost every nation-state since their inception has had some kind of an ‘imagined’ desired citizen profile. This concept of desired citizen has its constitutive others too. Thus, while on the one hand nation-state endeavors to construct desired citizenship; on the other hand and simultaneously, it tries to assimilate or dissimilate… » read more

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Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northeastern Syria to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity. It is knowm that, on Oct. 17, Turkey agreed to pause the operation for 120 hours to allow the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists.  … » read more

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  State-formation process entails producing some kind of an ‘imagined’good or desired citizen profile. This concept of imagined desired citizen has its significant other(s) too who have influenced the constitution or reconstitution of the national identity. The notion of a significant other may be another ethnic or religious group and significant others have an influence… » read more

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Today my blog piece is again about an article. The article is written by Ahmet Öncü and Gürcan Koçan with the name “Citizen Alevi in Turkey: Beyond Confirmation and Denial”.       Here are some important points covered in the article:     Understood as one “imagined” homogeneous socio-cultural-political whole (Gellner, 1997; Anderson, 1991),… » read more

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The UN is an international organization founded with the aim to promote peace and stability in international platform along with providing cooperation in the area of economy and culture among the states. The UN was founded in 1945 after the Second World War. In the Charter of the United Nations signed in San Francisco (… » read more

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