Intricacies of Engaging Diasporas in Conflict Resolution and Transitional Justice: The Kurdish Diaspora and the Peace Process in Turkey

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    Abstract

    The growing literature on diasporas’ involvement in homeland conflicts shows that diasporas have the power to influence political, social and economic developments in their country of origin and residence. Although this is an emerging field of research, there is still much to discover about the roles that diasporas play in conflict resolution and transitional justice mechanisms. This article intends to fill this gap by scrutinizing the Kurdish Diaspora as a case study. Based on in-depth interviews with Kurdish diaspora and extensive fieldwork observations in Europe between 2008 and 2015, it explores the intricacies of integrating diasporas into conflict resolution by analyzing approaches of homeland actors and fragments within Kurdish diaspora groups throughout the different stages of the peace processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)470-494
    Number of pages15
    JournalCivil Wars
    Volume19
    Issue number4
    Early online date2 Nov 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2018

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Civil Wars on 02 Nov 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13698249.2017.1396528

    Keywords

    • diaspora
    • peace process
    • Transitional justice
    • Kurds
    • Turkey

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