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Migration as a category of analysis, and key arguments shaping migration research today

By Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Full Professor, GRITIM-UPF, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) In migration studies, it is often assumed, and therefore not discussed, that...

City Governance and Democracy: Asking How in the Middle of Global and Domestic Challenges

By Gülşen Doğan, BROAD-ER PhD Researcher, Political Science and International Relations, Koç University, Istanbul In this post-Westphalian system, cities are increasingly challenging the global authority of nation-states and assuming the...

The Role of Cities in Climate Governance under Populist Governments

By Gülşen Doğan, BROAD-ER PhD Researcher, Political Science and International Relations, Koç University, Istanbul While authoritarian populism and migration crisis dominate the global political debate, an additional challenge, the climate...

Reconstruction of Cities for Voluntary Returns: Movements of Türkiye in Syria

By Oğuzhan Açıkgöz, Law Student at Koc Law School, Koç University, Istanbul Ensuring the safe and sustainable reintegration of returnees in their home areas is crucial; otherwise, they might face...

In the Aftermath of a Disaster II: Refugees and Local Authorities

By Ceren Kulkul, Post-doc Researcher at Migration Research Center at Koç University MiReKoc In the previous blog post, we focused on the actors of the internal migration caused by the...

In the Aftermath of a Disaster…

In a heart-breaking disaster, southern Turkey and Syria went through agonizing days. By a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of the morning of February 6, tens of thousands...

Why you should attend an international summer school

Why you should attend an international summer school By MiReKoc Summer School Team First of all, summer schools are short! They offer new opportunities that help you improve your academic...

The research areas targeted by BROAD-ER

By the BROAD-ER Team The policy involvement of urban governments, in issues neglected by national governments such as migrant/refugee provisions or integration is observed in multiple cities. The United Nations’...

Article: “Urban migration governance under the resilience lens: conceptual and empirical insights”

The article argues that urban resilience is becoming a principle that regulates innovative political strategies to maintain cohesion and urban justice. After reviewing its application, and following an ideal-type Weberian...