Freedom and Solidarity Party and its politics : an attempt to redefine the Turkish left

Evcimen, Oltan
This thesis interprets the unification process that the Turkish left undertook during the 1990s as a redefinition and re-identification of leftist values according to the recent changes in the economic and political areas in the world. This redefinition process will be investigated by looking at the ÖDP (Freedom and Solidarity Party) case, the main task of which was defined by the founders as the unification of various leftist movements as well as the representation of the new social movements. For this purpose, different theoretical perspectives concerning the new social movements will be read by means of observation of their position in the ÖDP. It will be investigated, to what degree the ÖDP was successful in unifying and including the new social movements. In that sense, this work will emphasize the role of the ÖDP in the history of the Turkish leftist movement.


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Citation Formats
O. Evcimen, “Freedom and Solidarity Party and its politics : an attempt to redefine the Turkish left,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.