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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