• Ephraim NimniEmail author
  • Elçin Aktoprak
Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)


The book was written as the outcome of a British Council sponsored workshop that took place in Ankara on May 2015 and was carried out with the cooperation of Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences and Queen’s University Belfast. The workshop was a vibrant discussion between UK-based and Turkey-based scholars on the topic of minority representation in democratising plurinational states, with special emphasis on the Kurdish dilemmas facing Turkey. This book is the result of the fruitful exchange of ideas from the participants of the workshop and constitutes a stepping stone towards the development of workable modalities for the integration and participation of cultural and national minorities in the political architecture of contemporary states.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Ethnic ConflictsQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK
  2. 2.Independent ResearcherAnkaraTurkey

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