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River Flowing North

Migration Generating Geographies and International Irregular Migrations

Edited By Suat KOLUKIRIK and Elif Gün

The phenomenon of migration, whose boundaries cannot be drawn, is not only a process that needs to be resolved economically, but also a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses many areas in political, cultural, legal and social terms. Although the people built nations for themselves, set borders and established a relationship of belonging on certain lands, migration has always existed and continues to exist as a reality that pushes the limits of countries. In particular, the flows and possibilities that globalization has brought have enabled the phenomenon of migration to gain a different dimension and to be practiced and experienced in different ways in different parts of the world. Today, migration has ceased to be a phenomenon that affects only the countries that receive and produce migrants and that are located on the migration routes, and has become a series of events that occur on a transnational plane and await solutions. Now, the phenomenon of migration has become a problem of humanity, not a problem of individual communities and nations, and has become an important issue that needs to be approached on an international and global level.

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Suat KOLUKIRIK is the head of department at the Sociology Department, and the director of the Center for Social Policies and Migration Studies at Akdeniz University. He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from İnönü University, his master’s degree in sociology from Süleyman Demirel University and his PhD in Sociology from Ege University. He completed his post-doctoral studies at the University of Utah Middle East Center, Department of Political Sciences. Prof. Dr. Suat Kolukırık, who has carried out projects on regional development and urbanization policies, continues his studies on international migration, cultural studies and disadvantaged groups.

Elif GÜN is a research assistant in the Department of Sociology at Akdeniz University in Turkey and continues her doctoral education in the same department. She received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in sociology from Ege University in İzmir. During her bachelor’s degree, she studied at Technische Universität Chemnitz in Germany through the Erasmus Program and successfully completed all requirements of a Minor Program in the Department of Psychology at Ege University. Her current research areas are migration, cultural studies, digitalization, crime and probation.

Burcu ŞENTÜRK is an associate professor in Ege University, Business Administration Department. She graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Politics and International Relations, and received an MA degree in sociology from Middle East Technical University. She holds a PhD in politics from the University of York. Şentürk has published books and book chapters...

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