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"The Kurdish movement Ethnic mobilization and Europeanization

Blatte, Andreas. (2003) "The Kurdish movement Ethnic mobilization and Europeanization. In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    [This paper] explain[s] the rise and the repertoires of the Kurdish movement by looking at the political opportunities it has encountered, i.e. by political factors external to the movement. A widely accepted definition of "political opportunity" is to see it as "consistent-but not necessarily formal, permanent, or national-dimensions of the political struggle that encourage people to engage in contentious politics." One could also look, for instance, at discursive factors such as the "framing" of issues for mobilization, or at the characteristics of social movement organizations. Accepting that these perspectives would contribute to a fuller understanding of the Kurdish movement, the presumption is here that the political opportunity-perspective provides us with the best tool for explaining Kurdish mass mobilization, and the alleged Europeanization.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Iraq.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Turkey
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2005
    Page Range: p. 29
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:24

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