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Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey

Construction, Consolidation, and Contestation

Editors: Borsuk, İ., Dinç, P., Kavak, S., Sayan, P. (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates the dynamic interaction between authoritarianism, neoliberalism, and resistance under the AKP in Turkey
  • Composed of individual chapters with novel and rich empirical data
  • Provides a framework for understanding how neoliberalism is entangled with authoritarianism in Turkey
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About this book

This book offers new clarity on three important political concepts: authoritarianism, neoliberalism, and resistance. While debates on authoritarian resurgence have been limited to the examination of political factors (e.g., polarisation, conflict) until recently, the rising literature on ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ highlights how the neoliberal restructuring of political economy bolsters the authoritarian tendencies of elected governments both in the Global South and the Global North. This book will be an invaluable resource not only to scholars of Turkey and the Middle East but also to researchers into authoritarianism and neoliberalism around the world.

Chapters 2 and 10 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Dr İmren Borsuk (PhD, Koc University) is a research fellow at the Berlin Forum Transregionale Studien and Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies.

Dr Pınar Dinç is a political scientist (PhD, London School of Economics, 2017). She was formerly a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Lund University, where she continues to work as a researcher.

Dr Pınar Sayan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Beykoz University and Fellow at İstanbul Political Research Center.

Dr Sinem Kavak is a political scientist (PhD École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and Boğaziçi University, 2017) and a research affiliate and former Raoul Wallenberg Institute postdoctoral fellow at Lund University.

Reviews

“These well-researched articles draw a striking and timely picture, at the ground level, of a regime that has become a conduit for plunder and dispossession. The authors describe an arena where authoritarian repression of criticism and opposition has grown, but resistance has also been mounting. As media activism and social movements addressing corruption and environmental carnage proliferate there is, at long last, some hope that an already frayed cloak of legitimacy may give out. The unique focus on resistance of this excellent collection injects a much-needed note of optimism into the literature.” (Çağlar Keyder, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York, Binghamton)

“Has neoliberalism been in decline in the past decade? Is resistance against authoritarian governments no longer possible? In response to both questions, Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey convincingly says no! The edited volume lays bare the modus operandi of authoritarian neoliberalism in contemporary Turkey, yet its contributions do not end there. It also articulates the possibilities for and forms of resistance against authoritarian neoliberalism. The strength of the conceptualization comes from the robust studies on a diverse set of cases of repression and contestation ranging from urban transformation projects to the environment, from education to academics for peace, from media activism to civil society and women’s labor. Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey is a must-read for students of authoritarian neoliberalism, populism and social movements. No less important, it is also a guidebook for progressive activism.” (Deniz Yükseker, Editor, New Perspectives on Turkey)

“This exemplary edited collection adds depth and clarity to our understanding of the dynamics of authoritarian neoliberalism in Turkey, as well as providing insights applicable beyond the Turkish case. It does so through the combination of a clear and systematic conceptual framework on consolidating and contesting authoritarian neoliberalism, and eight original case studies on multiple facets of authoritarian governance and neoliberalization in Turkey. As such, this unique and comprehensive book is a major contribution not only to our understanding of the consolidation of authoritarian neoliberalism in Turkey, and resistance to it, but also to the general neoliberalism and autocratization literatures.” (Yunus Sözen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Le Moyne College)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Borsuk, İmren (et al.)

  • Consolidating and Contesting Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey: Towards a Framework

    Pages 11-59

    Borsuk, İmren (et al.)

  • Rising Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Rural Turkey: Change and Negotiation of Women in a Gendered Agribusiness in Western Anatolia

    Pages 61-79

    Eren, Zeynep Ceren

  • Displacing Resistance in Kurdish Regions: The Symbiosis of Neoliberal Urban Transformation and Authoritarian State in Sur

    Pages 81-104

    Taş, Diren

  • Move from Coerced to Consented Urban Transformation in İstanbul: Absence of Collective Mobilisation and Framing of Complicity

    Pages 105-127

    Bayurgil, Ladin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey
Book Subtitle
Construction, Consolidation, and Contestation
Editors
  • İmren Borsuk
  • Pınar Dinç
  • Sinem Kavak
  • Pınar Sayan
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-4213-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-4213-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-4212-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 234
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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