(Re)Bordering the Nations: Citizenship, Politics and Societal inclusion in the “New” Eastern Mediterranean.

Led by Mete Hatay
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

​The formation of nation-states in the Eastern Mediterranean during the twentieth century has been a contested process, while the ethnic and religious minorities of states in the region have struggled to attain the full rights of citizens. The twenty-first century, on the other hand, has brought a new dynamic to the region with flows of people across borders, upending claims of ethnic homogeneity. This project will examine the intersections and dynamics of bordering processes and citizenship politics in the Eastern Mediterranean. We will examine and compare the dynamics and constraints of citizenship in the region by looking at new border regimes in the EU and the region as they intersect with regime changes since the Arab spring. 

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