The Question of integration to urban life: a case study of the immigrants from Turkey in Kiel-Germany

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The aim of this thesis is to examine the integration problem of the immigrants from Turkey in Germany from an urban perspective. It aims to demonstrate how and to what extent the social, economic, and ideological- cultural levels of integration determine the urban integration, which is the outcome of these three levels. It is an attempt to explain the reasons of disintegration come about such as immigrant urban segregated spatial formations in Germany from a critical point of view, using the outcomes of the field research held in Kiel-Germany in Summer 2000.


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Citation Formats
Ö. D. Özkan, “The Question of integration to urban life: a case study of the immigrants from Turkey in Kiel-Germany,” Middle East Technical University, 2002.