Synopses & Reviews
Turkey Reframed documents the first decade of the 2000s, a period of radical change in Turkish society and politics, which has been marked by the major economic crisis of 2001 and the coming to power of ex-Islamist cadres organised under the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
The contributors analyse this period of radical change, with its continuities and breaks, and its main actor, the AKP, in relation to the creation of a neoliberal hegemony in post-1980 Turkey. They look at the conflictual, turbulent and painful history of neoliberal hegemony and the contested stabilisation strategy of the AKP government.
Turkey Reframed is a cutting-edge guide for students, scholars and other interested readers who want to understand this period in Turkeys recent history and its social tensions.
"This book makes an important contribution in challenging much of the myth-making around Turkey's experience with neoliberalism and the supposed anti-imperialist credentials of the AKP. At a time when the 'Turkish model' is gaining traction throughout the Middle East, it deserves to be widely read by all those interested in the fast-changing politics of the region." - Adam Hanieh, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London
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About the Author
Bar Alp Özden is a member of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Y ld z Technical University. He is an active member of E itim-Sen (the Union of Education and Scientific Workers).Ismet Akça is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yildiz Technical University. He is currently head of the stanbul branch of E itim-Sen (the Union of Education and Scientific Workers).Ahmet Bekmen is a member of the Political Science Department at Istanbul University. He is an active member of E itim-Sen (the Union of Education and Scientific Workers).
Table of Contents
Part I: Politics of Hegemony
1 The Long Road to the Constitution of Neoliberal Hegemony in the Political Sphere: A Periodization of the post-1980 Period, by smet Akça
2 Class and State in Post-1980 Turkey: The Rise of the Neoliberal Authoritarian State Form, by Ahmet Bekmen
3 The Struggle for Hegemony Between Turkish Nationalisms in the Neoliberal Era, by Güven Gürkan Öztan
4 The Davuto lu Doctrine: The Populist Construction of the Strategic Subject, by M. Sinan Birdal
5 The Three-Faceted Kurdish Policy of AKP: Tenders to the rich, alms to the poor, bombs to the opposition, by rfan Aktan
6 The Media in Turkey: From Neoliberal Militarism To Authoritarian Conservatism, by Uraz Ayd n
7 Well Come and Demolish Your House.” The Role Of Spatial (Re-)Production In The Neoliberal Hegemonic Politics Of Turkey, by Erbatur Çavu o lu and Julia Strutz
Part II: Re-Or entat on(s) of the Soc al Quest on(s)
8 The Transformation of Social Welfare And Politics in Turkey: A Successful Convergence of Neoliberalism and Populism, by Bar Alp Özden
9 Domesticity of Neo-liberalism: Family, Sexuality and Gender in Turkey, by Ece Öztan
10 The Deradicalization of Organized Labor, by M. Görkem Do an
11 Flexible and Conservative: Working Class Formation in an Industrial Town, by F. Serkan Öngel
12 The Rise of The Islamic Bourgeoisie and the Socialisation of Neoliberalism: Behind The Success Story of Two Pious Citiesm, by A. Ekber Do an and Yasin Durak
13 Neoliberal Hegemony and Grassroots Politics: The Islamist and Kurdish Movements, by Erdem Yörük
Notes on Contributors