The hometown cluster-based intergroup threat model: exploring conflict among internal migrant groups in Gebze, Turkey

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This study examines threat perception amongst internal migrant groups in Turkey by proposing the hometown cluster-based intergroup threat model.’ It contributes to the existing literature in two important respects. First, this study generates hometown clusters by measuring the social distance between migrants. Second, four dimensions of threat perception – culture, language, religion, and economics – are analyzed to reveal the development of conflict amongst internal migrant groups. The results reveal that in Gebze, a city inhabited mostly by migrants, threat perceptions are activated by both hometown clusters and ethno-religious identities.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalTurkish Studies
StatePublished - Oct 31 2018


  • Ethnic conflict
  • intergroup threat
  • internal migration
  • group conflict


  • Sociology
  • Growth and Development
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

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