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(In)visible spaces and tactics of transnational engagement: A multi-dimensional approach to the Kurdish diaspora


  • Bahar Baser

    () (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, United Kingdom.)

  • Ann-Catrin Emanuelsson

    () (Independent researcher, Sweden.)

  • Mari Toivanen

    () (Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Finland)


The Kurdish diaspora has been transnationally active and efficient in terms of raising awareness of the plight of the Kurds in Europe and elsewhere. However, there is a clear need to situate the current analysis of the diaspora in the context of rapidly changing political landscapes that includes both local and global power relations conditioning the diaspora’s transnational participation, political mobilisation and action. This special issue contributes to the abundant stream of research by including articles that touch upon various issues regarding Kurdish diasporic behaviour. We hope this will provide new openings for scholars working on the Kurdish diaspora. We present articles from diverse disciplines in social sciences including sociology, anthropology, and political science. This interdisciplinary approach not only enriches the analysis related to Kurdish diaspora mobilisation, but also highlights new perspectives emerging from this initiative.

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  • Bahar Baser & Ann-Catrin Emanuelsson & Mari Toivanen, 2015. "(In)visible spaces and tactics of transnational engagement: A multi-dimensional approach to the Kurdish diaspora," Kurdish Studies, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 3(2), pages 128-150, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:ksjrnl:v:3:y:2015:i:2:p:128-150

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    1. Ofra Bengio & Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, 2013. "Mobilised diasporas: Kurdish and Berber movements in comparative perspective," Kurdish Studies, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 1(1), pages 65-90, October.
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