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By Umut Özsu

Large-scale inhabitants transfers are immensely disruptive. apparently, notwithstanding, their felony prestige has shifted significantly through the years. during this booklet, Umut Özsu situates inhabitants move in the broader historical past of foreign legislations by means of interpreting its emergence as a legally formalized mechanism of nation-building within the early 20th century. The book's important concentration is the 1922-34 obligatory alternate of minorities among Greece and Turkey, a crucially
important endeavour whose felony dimensions stay under-scrutinized. Drawing upon old sociology and fiscal historical past as well as confident foreign legislations, the publication interrogates bought assumptions approximately overseas law's heritage through exploring the 'semi-peripheral' context in which legally
formalized inhabitants transfers got here to arise.

Supported via the League of countries, the 1922-34 inhabitants trade reconfigured the demographic composition of Greece and Turkey with the purpose of stabilizing a zone that used to be appeared neither as eu nor as non-European. The scope and ambition of the project was once remarkable: over a million have been expelled from Turkey, and over 1 / 4 of 1000000 have been expelled from Greece. The e-book starts via assessing minority protection's improvement into an device of intra-European governance
during the process the 19th and early 20th centuries. It then exhibits how inhabitants move emerged within the 1910s and Twenties as an intensive substitute to minority security in Anatolia and the Balkans, focusing specifically at the 1922-3 convention of Lausanne, at which a peace settlement
formalizing the obligatory Greek-Turkish trade was once concluded. ultimately, it analyses the everlasting court docket of foreign Justice's 1925 advisory opinion in trade of Greek and Turkish Populations, contextualizing it within the wide-ranging debates touching on humanitarianism and internationalism that pervaded a lot of the alternate process.

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