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Title: Insiders-outsiders in Greece : the Muslim-Turkish and the Christian-Pontic cases
Author: Araouzou, Evangelia
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2011
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This explorative study presents an empirical analysis that identifies specific patterns of integration of the Muslim-Turkish and the Christian-Pontic minorities in Greece. The qualitative analysis of secondary data and in-depth interviews with members of the two minority groups provide a new interpretation of their current situation as a special case of insiders-outsiders under which policies can be informed and developed. The analysis is an exploration of the different mechanisms that affect the two minority groups, the majority of the population and the different social institutions in the country. It has been informed by historically informed structuration that is based on two basic premises. First, societal structures and human agency (re )constitute each other over time and second, the importance of the past to the present. In other words, the structural phenomena in any given society predefine human action and human action redefines the structural phenomena through time. The analysis has exposed the constant production and reproduction of inequalities on many social levels despite the positive orientation of the minorities towards their integration through the classification of the different patterns of integration that different factors sustain. Structural and agentic factors are shown to generate different forms of integration and therefore the insiders-outsiders' integration processes combine different patterns making their integration more complex.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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