A new Diaspora? Reconfigurations of political positioning of Turkish institutions and Turkish people in Germany

The PhD Project takes a look at the institutional forms and imaginary concepts that are used by the Turkish government on one side and people of Turkish origin on the other side to justify and position their political activities in Germany. In this context it is conspicuous that the concept of “diaspora” has become prominent to address a group of population that was previously conceived as “Gastarbeiter” (migrant worker), “Auslandstürken” (oversea Turks) or “Deutschtürken” (German Turks) and their “Migrantenorganisationen” (migrant organizations).

The project examines the (different or similar) objectives of selected organizations and their political actors. Additionally, it explores their plausibility for the addressed Turks living in heterogeneous social and political spaces in Germany: What roles do those organizations that subscribe to the Turkish diaspora politics play for their clientele’s development of political subjectivities?

 

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‘Puzzling’ Moments in the Field: Dilemmas of Positionality and Self-Reflexivity | 2019

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2019): ‘Puzzling’ Moments in the Field: Dilemmas of Positionality and Self-Reflexivity, PRIF Working Papers No. 46, Frankfurt/M.

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Local elections in Turkey | 2019

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2019): Local elections in Turkey. Can they steer the future of Turkish politics?, PRIF BLOG, 4.4.2019.

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Die neue Diasporapolitik der Türkei und Türkeistämmige in Deutschland | 2018

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2018): Die neue Diasporapolitik der Türkei und Türkeistämmige in Deutschland, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ), 23.11.2018, http://www.bpb.de/apuz/(...).

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New Alliances and Old Traditions in Turkish Politics | 2018

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2018): New Alliances and Old Traditions in Turkish Politics, PRIF BLOG, 26.7.2018.

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What's in a Name? IYI Party - Good for Turkey? | 2017

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2017): What's in a Name? IYI Party - Good for Turkey?, PRIF Blog, 14.12.2017.

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Die Türkei und die EU | 2017

Göğüş, Sezer İdil/Dembinski, Matthias (2017): Die Türkei und die EU. Der Bruch der europäisch-türkischen Beziehungen und Perspektiven für neue Wege, PRIF Spotlight 1/2017, Frankfurt/M.

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Referendum in Turkey: Open Debate is Essential for Societal Peace | 2017

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2017): Referendum in Turkey: Open Debate is Essential for Societal Peace, Friedensakademie-Blog, 3.4.2017.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
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