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Participation of Turkish migrants in the public sphere via trade unions in selected European states
The research project aims to explore Turkish migrant workers’ participation and representation in trade unions and works councils in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, which operate under the same EU legislation but have different citizenship regimes, migration policies and labour market systems.
Based on a field study, the research aims to develop further a theoretical framework by evaluating the 'transnational social space' approach of migration studies together with the public sphere theory.
This project combines literature reviews of labour migration (transnational social space), political theory (public sphere/democratic participation), citizenship, and European Union politics.