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Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Between Reception and Integration

  • Analyses Turkey’s response to Syrian mass migration crisis from 2011 to 2020
  • Describes asylum and mass migration in Turkey
  • Provides insight in conflict-induced mass migration
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann
    Pages 1-36Open Access
  3. Legislative, Institutional and Political Context

    • Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann
    Pages 37-66Open Access
  4. Reception

    • Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann
    Pages 67-95Open Access
  5. Protection

    • Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann
    Pages 97-126Open Access
  6. Integration

    • Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann
    Pages 127-150Open Access
  7. Conclusion

    • Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann
    Pages 151-160Open Access

About this book

This open access book provides a comprehensive analysis of Turkey’s response to Syrian mass migration from 2011 to 2020. It examines internal and external dimensions of the refugee issue in relation to Middle Eastern geopolitics as well as the salience of controlling irregular migration to the European Union. The book focuses on policies and discourses developed in the fields of border management, reception, asylum and protection, and integration of refugees with an emphasis on continuities, ruptures and changes. One of its main goals is to compare differences in policy practices across provinces in order to better capture ways in which Syrian refugees claim agency, develop belonging and experience integration in the context of cultural intimacy, precarity and temporariness. By providing rich empirical evidence, this book provides a valuable resource for students and scholars in migration studies, political science, anthropology, sociology and public administration disciplines as wellas policy makers, stakeholders and the general public.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), Bonn, Germany

    Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek

  • Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), Beyoglu/Istanbul, Türkiye

    N. Ela Gökalp-Aras

  • Santral Istanbul Campus, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Türkiye

    Ayhan Kaya

  • Cekmekoy Kampusu, Nisantepe Mah, #x00D6;zye#x011F;in University, Istanbul, Türkiye

    Susan Beth Rottmann

About the authors

Dr. Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek is a Senior Researcher at the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies, Germany. She is also a Research Affliate  at CERC Migration, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Toronto, Canada. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southern California and an Associate Professor status in International Relations in Turkey. Dr. Şahin-Mencütek has gained several fellowship, including an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg Essen and grants for EC-funded projects.

Dr. N. Ela Gökalp-Aras is a Senior Researcher at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), Turkey. She has a BA degree in International Relations from Ankara University (2000), MSc (2005) and a PhD (2013) degrees in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. She was a Principal Investigator (PI) for the EU-funded Horizon2020 Project, “RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond”. She is also the Director of the Migration Research Centre of the Association of Development, Migration and Social Policies (DEMIS-MIREC) and one of the editors of the International Journal of Human Mobility.

Prof. Ayhan Kaya is Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics of Interculturalism at the Department of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University; Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence; and a member of the Science Academy, Turkey. He is currently European Research Council Advanced Grant holder (ERC AdG, 2019-2024).

Asst. Prof. Dr. Susan Rottmann is a lecturer in Anthropology at the Social Science Faculty at Özyeğin University, Turkey. She has her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012). Dr. Rottmann has received several major research grants, including a Fulbright-Hays DDRA andgrants from the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Institute of Turkish Studies and Tübitak. She was a PI for the EC-funded HORIZON 2020 project, RESPOND- Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Syrian Refugees in Turkey

  • Book Subtitle: Between Reception and Integration

  • Authors: Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras, Ayhan Kaya, Susan Beth Rottmann

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-27366-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-27365-0Published: 22 March 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-27368-1Published: 22 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-27366-7Published: 20 March 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 160

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Migration, Public Policy, Migration

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