New Book by Saime Özçürümez

Zorunlu Göç Deneyimi ve Toplumsal Bütünleşme” (Forced Migration and Social Cohesion: Concepts, Models, Practices, and Turkey), coauthored by Assoc. Prof. Saime Özçürümez of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Prof. Ahmet İçduygu of Koç University, was recently published by Istanbul Bilgi University Publishers.

Based on a thorough analysis of data on Turkey’s experience with international protection responsibilities while hosting around 3.6 million forcibly displaced Syrians, the book aims to break new ground in forced migration studies and comparative public policy in three ways: by proposing a different conceptualization of “social cohesion”; by proposing two governance models to understand and explain state response to forced migration governance in middle-income countries coping with the prolonged stay of massive forcibly displaced populations; and by investigating the consequent transformation in four public policy areas (working life, education, health, and housing) through multiple levels of governance by all policy actors, making this a unique single-volume comprehensive overview of multiple policy processes in Turkey.