Societal impacts of climate stress: An integrated assessment of drought, vulnerability and conflict in Syria

New three year FORMAS research project at CMES, conducted by Lina Eklund, Pinar Dinc and Petter Pilesjö. [...]


CMES leading an international project on populism

At a time when new political actors are challenging contemporary democracies in the name of “the people”, there is little agreement on the meaning of populism among academics, political activists and [...]


Call for papers for "Inequalities, Peace, Conflict, and Justice in Turkey" workshop

Three months after organizing the "Inequalities, Peace, and Conflict in Turkey" workshop in Stockholm, we are happy to announce this call for papers for the "Inequalities, Peace, Conflict, and [...]


Feb 4, at 12-13
Natives’ Use of Urban Public Spaces following Large Refugee Influx: A Concept Development

Ezgi Irgil introduces a new concept called spatial strategies in delineating natives’ behaviours towards refugees further expanding the attitudinal studies. Based on the right to the city theory and inter-ethnic threat theory, I argue that natives adopt these strategies depending on (a) natives’ recognition of Syrians’ use of urban public spaces, and (b) natives’ perspectives on whether they can avoid exposure to Syrians in urban public spaces. I conducted sixty semi-structured interviews with native residents in Bursa, Turkey, to provide original and unique qualitative empirical material.

Ezgi Irgil is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Her research is broadly focused on the relationship between host community members, refugees, and local authorities at the city level. 

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