From denial to insurgency: The PKK and the (re)construction of Kurdish identity

01 September 2012 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
turkeys PKK social movements identity politics Kurds ethno-nationalism
Project description

This study aims at understanding the 30-year long struggle of the Kurdish national movement in Turkey. In this sense, it examines the evolution of the PKK from an insurgent movement to a transnational social movement organization as well the emergence of Kurdish identiy politics as outcome of this movement. This research will be at junction of three areas: (ethno)-nationalism, social movements and identity politcs.