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Biography

 

Dr Kuzu is the author of 'Multiculturalism in Turkey: The Kurds and the State' ( Cambridge University Press ) and holds a PhD in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught courses on the theory and problems of nationalism in the Government Department at the LSE and comparative diversity governance at Coventry University, UK. He was the co-chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, UK and has published in political science journals including Nations and Nationalism and Comparative European Politics. He contributes to mainstream media such as CNN International and advises the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada on the treatment of Kurds in Turkey.

Area of Expertise:

  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • National Minorities
  • Conflict Studies
  • Political Behaviour
  • Turkish Politics
  • The Kurdish Question

Research Interests

Human Rights Law; Multiculturalism; Egalitarian Liberalism; Ethnicity and Nationalism; Corsica and the Kurdish Question

Vision Statement

I am a comparative political sociologist and a theorist who is interested in the issues of ethnicity, nationalism, war, peace and justice. My work explores social, political and security problems related to ethnic diversity and national minorities, why ethnic groups react differently to similar policies, how they differ from each other and what explains their electoral behaviour and conflict proneness. I also look at more problematic cases in which people’s ethno-cultural freedom is in conflict with their very own economic equal opportunities. I aim to shed light on political designs that best accommodate this tension in different settings such as ethnic conflict, devolution, multi-level governance, and globalization.

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