Family Conflicts within Syrian Families in Germany

My research is a PhD project within the broader project of "Conflict Regulation in Germany's Plural Society".

Since Syrians came to Germany in large numbers following the civil war, the German state has been forced to deal with the various dilemmas within the Syrian society. This is particularly with respect to family disputes, spousal relationships and divorce. The questions addressed in my research include why these issues arise, what are the reasons which push Syrian families to act as they do and what are the changes that are undergoing Syrian families, especially with respect to women?

The research will try to understand the structure of the Syrian family from the inside as well as the legal factors related to divorce in the German and Syrian communities, and conduct a field study to find out the reasons for the change in Syrian character in this new society.

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