The Kobane Generation examines the mobilisation of Kurdish diaspora communities in France in the context of the Syrian civil war and political unrest in Turkey and Iraq in the 2010s. It pays particular attention to how the second generation – the descendants of Kurdish migrants – mobilised in an unprecedented manner in the recent history of Kurdish mobilisations in Europe. The book offers important insights on the generational dynamics of diasporic mobilisations and more broadly of second-generation political activism beyond the diaspora context.
The Kobane Generation: Kurdish Diaspora Mobilising in France has been awarded the 2022 Alixa Naff Book Prize in Migration Studies.Book Details
This volume provides new insights into the evolution of enemy images in Russia and the ways in which societal actors perceive official projections of patriotism and militarism in the country. When analysing the trajectory of Russia’s foreign policy and the transformation of society in general, patriotism and the growing role of militarism are the key variables. The book provides a nuanced understanding of the nexus between these two and critically evaluates their implications for the Russian domestic development and foreign policy.Book Details
Nokia became a global player in mobile communications in the 1990s, and helped establish Anglo-Saxon capitalism in Finland. Through its success and strong lobbying, the company managed to capture the attention of Finnish politicians, civil servants, and journalists nationwide. With concrete detailed examples, Kingdom of Nokia illustrates how Nokia organised lavishing trips to journalists and paid direct campaign funding to politicians to establish its role at the core of Finnish decision-making. As a result, the company influenced important political decisions such as joining the European Union and adopting the euro, and further, Nokia even drafted its own law to serve its special interests. All this in a country considered one of the least corrupt in the world.Book Details