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The research group The Politics of Inclusion & Exclusion (INEX) was created in 2008 with the aim of studying issues related to the political regulations of diversity in the fields of migration/integration, democratic reform and innovation, religious governance, anti-discrimination, and gender politics at the European, national and local level. 

As a research group INEX is located at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. It builds upon existing expertise present at the department and is situated within the broader context of Migration and Citizenship Studies which is one of the main research focuses of the Faculty of Social Sciences.


  • 03/10/16- "Turkey: The Politics of National Conservatism" - The special issue that Dr. Ilker Ataç co-edited with Joachim Becker has come out in Journal für Entwicklungspolitik (JEP). 
    • Read the Introduction here.
    • Read "Human Rights Discourses in the Context of the Regionalisation of Border Regimes: Comparing Mexico and Turkey" by Dr. Ilker Ataç here.
  • 26/09/16-"The Contentious Politics of Refugee and Migrant Protest and Solidarity Movements: Remaking Citizenship from the Margins" - The special issue that Dr. Ilker Ataç co-edited with Maurice Stierl And Kim Rygiel has come out in Citizenship Studies and can be downloaded here.
    • Ilker Ataç writes on the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna. He investigates how and to what extent this protest movement, through a form of contentious politics, succeeded in challenging exclusionary policies and improving asylum seekers' rights and living conditions.
  • 20/09/16- Ilker Ataç has edited and coordinated a series of articles on migrants this week in Open Movements/Open Democracy. This series is partly based on the ISA47 panel which he and Sieglinde Rosenberger organized and chaired in Vienna.
    • Read: Sieglinde Rosenberger "Protest against the deportation of asylum seekers"
    • Read: Ilker Ataç / Elias Steinhilper "Escaping from asylum to act as citizens: political mobilization of refugees in Europe"


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