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About lker Ataç

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Ilker Ataç is a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and part of the research group Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion (INEX) as well as founding editor of the journal Movements. His research interests are in the area of citizenship studies and migration policies, social movement studies and civil society, Turkish politics. He is currently working in a project with the title “Inside the Deportation gap. Social membership for non-deported persons”. Publications include: ‘Refugee Protest Camp Vienna’: making citizens through locations of the protest movement (2016), in: Citizenship Studies, 20 (5), 629-646.

Articles by lker Ataç

This week’s editors

“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Escaping from asylum to act as citizens: political mobilization of refugees in Europe

These forms of protest (except for the Sans Papiers movement in France) were for many years largely ignored by a wider public. This changed fundamentally in 2012.

A theme for this week: Migrant self-organisation and solidarity

We tend to focus on welcome initiatives and counter-movements that take action against refugees. In doing so, we neglect the agency of migrants themselves and those who act in solidarity.

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