Policy Coordination in Neoliberal Migration Governance: The Case of Kilis Municipality and Humanitarian Organizations

2024-1-15
Karakaya Koca, Pelin
The aim of this thesis is to reveal the policy coordination processes with a particular emphasis on social cohesion policy concept that has emerged in the post-2011migration governance context in Türkiye. This study aims to examine the unique position of Kilis which is exposed to the impacts of the Syria war as a small border city, and focuses on policy coordination between Kilis Municipality and humanitarian organizations at the local level. The thesis identifies both Kilis Municipality and humanitarian organizations as stakeholders of each other to emphasize the pragmatic feature of neoliberalism in the broader migration governance context, and policy coordination in particular. This thesis argues that policy coordination carried out by stakeholders through social cohesion-oriented projects is the extension of neoliberal migration governance at the local level, examines this through qualitative research methodology. Within this scope, semistructured interviews and the author‘s observations constitute primary sources, and documentation research constitutes secondary sources of this thesis. The thesis consists of a total of four chapters, including the introduction and conclusion. The introduction chapter includes the research interest, research questions, literature review, contribution of the study to the literature and methodology. The second chapter discusses the key concepts of the thesis and social cohesion policy in migration governance context of Türkiye. The third chapter discusses the policy coordination between Kilis Municipality and humanitarian organizations. The conclusion section includes the critical evaluation of the study.
Citation Formats
P. Karakaya Koca, “Policy Coordination in Neoliberal Migration Governance: The Case of Kilis Municipality and Humanitarian Organizations,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2024.