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Bahar Baser Publications



Book: "Diasporada Turk-Kurt Sorunu: Isvec ve Almanya’da Ikinci Kusak" (Turkish-Kurdish Question in the Diaspora), 2013, Iletisim Yayinlari, Ankara, Turkey. (Preface by Prof. Martin Van Bruinessen from University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Bahar Baser Book

This book is the revised version of the author's PhD thesis "Inherited Conflicts: Spaces of contention between second-generation Turkish and Kurdish diasporas in Sweden and Germany" (2012) translated into Turkish. This book contributes to a broader understanding of the spill-over of homeland conflicts to the host country by diaspora groups. It analyses how the repercussions of the Kurdish question in Turkey are reflected in the interactions between second-generation Turks and Kurds in Sweden and Germany. It argues that the on-going conflict adversely affects the relationship between the two ethnic groups, but that the tensions and conflict dynamics are not an exact reflection of the situation in the homeland, and instead take a different form in each host land. The contention between the groups and their grievances depend on several factors rooted in the host land and directly or indirectly affect how these groups establish contact with one another.



Journal Articles

  • Baser, Bahar. 2014 “The Awakening of a Latent Diaspora: The Political Mobilization of First and Second Generation Turkish Migrants in Sweden”, Ethnopolitics. Volume 13, Issue 4, pp. 355-377.
  • Baser, Bahar. 2013. “Diasporas and Imported-Conflicts: The Case of Turkish and Kurdish Second Generation in Sweden,” Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 105-125.
  • Baser, Bahar. 2011. “Swedish Parliament's Recognition of the ‘Genocide Resolution’ and its Impact on the Turkish Community in Sweden” Diaspora Studies Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.187-206.
  • Baser, Bahar (co-authored with Ashok Swain), 2011. “Stateless Diaspora Groups and Their Repertoires of Nationalist Activism in Host Countries” Journal of International Relations, Vol.8, No.1, pp. 37-60.
  • Baser, Bahar (co-authored with Feargal Cochrane and Ashok Swain). 2009. “Home Thoughts from Abroad: The Variable Impacts of Diasporas on Peace-Building,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol.32, Issue 8, pp. 681-704.
  • Baser, Bahar (co-authored with Ashok Swain) 2009. “Diaspora Design Versus Homeland Realities: Case Study of the Armenian Diaspora,” Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.45-62.
  • Baser, Bahar (co-authored with Ashok Swain). “Diasporas as Peacemakers: Third Party Mediation in Homeland Conflicts,” International Journal on World Peace Vol. 25, No. 3, pp.7-28.


Book Chapters, Reviews and Reports

  • Baser, Bahar (forthcoming 2014), “Alternative Voices in the Kurdish Diaspora: The Case of KOMKAR,” in Elisabeth Mavroudi and Anastasia Christou (eds.), “Dismantling Diasporas: Rethinking the Geographies of Diasporic Identity, Connection and Development,” (Farnham: Ashgate Publishers).
  • Baser, Bahar. 2014. “Diaspora Politics and Germany’s Kurdish Question”, University of Kent, Diasporas and Security CARC Working Paper Series.
  • Baser, Bahar. 2014. Book Review of “Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question,” eds. Bilgin, Fevzi & Sarihan, Ali. (United Kingdom: Lexington Books, 2013), in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Baser, Bahar. 2013. Book Review of “Migration and Organized Civil Society”, edited by Zeynep Sezgin and Dirk Halm (London: Routledge 2012), The Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 27 (4), pp.359-362.
  • Baser, Bahar. 2013. “Kurdish Diaspora in Europe: Identity Formation and Political Activism”, Bogazici University-TUSIAD Foreign Policy Forum, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Review of Minoo Alinia’s “Spaces of Diasporas: Kurdish Identities, Experiences of Otherness and Politics of Belonging,” Avesta Yayinlari, Istanbul, 2004, Kurdish History, Vol.1, July 2012, pp. 62-64.


Works in Progress

  • Book monograph (under contract, targeted publication in 2015), “Diasporas and Homeland Conflicts: A Comparative Perspective,” (Farhnam: Ashgate Publishers).
  • Co-editing a special issue on the Kurdish Diaspora with Ann-Cathrin Emanuelsson and Mari Toivanen for the International Journal of Kurdish Studies (targeted publication in 2015).
  • “Modifying Strategies According to Ever-changing Dynamics: Diaspora Politics and Germany’s Kurdish Question,” article to be submitted to a journal.
  • “Homeland Calling: Kurdish Regional Government’s Reach to the Iraqi Kurdish Diaspora,” article to be submitted to a journal.
  • “Counter-Diasporic Migration to Kurdistan: Returning ‘Home’ After 2003, article to be submitted to a journal.
  • “Opportunities and Limitations for a Stateless Diaspora in Europe: The case of Kurds in France, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands,” article to be submitted to a journal.