Foreign Workers without Work Permit in Istanbul: A Sociological Study


Economic inequality is one of the major reasons for current migration issues for both individuals and nations. Other significant reasons are threatening environment, natural disasters (drought, scarce resources, earthquake, etc.) and epidemic illnesses. Countries try to achieve their large-scale development plans and service plans so that international capital flows and service and goods are imported and exported as well as information exchange and migration of workforce are experienced. Certain crime types have gained a global character as a result of new world order accompanied by globalisation and it moves between countries. Both illegal migration and international workers without work permit are among such crime types. This study aims to identify the reasons for foreign people who came Istanbul, leading to have their profiles. Another aim of the study is to analyse the position of people from the former Communist countries that are relatively new established as a result of new world order of 1990’s and that are experiencing a process of adoptation to the capitalist economy.

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Icli, T. & Sever, H. (2012). Foreign Workers without Work Permit in Istanbul: A Sociological Study. Advances in Applied Sociology, 2, 37-46. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2012.21005.

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