A Political economic account for social democracy in turkey during the 1990’s

Kurt, Taylan
This thesis aims to evaluate the crisis of Turkey’s social democracy, whose ideological orientation has been evaluated within history of the Republican People’s Party, during the 1990’s. Throughout the thesis, historical evolution of social democracy until the end of 20th century both in Europe and Turkey according to reconciliation of labor and capital is examined. Besides the transformation of Turkey’s social democracy by consideration of change in production and class relations during the neoliberal era; particularly the discourse and policies of the Social Democratic People’s Party will be on the scope. Apart from factionalism and ideological struggles, reasons behind the crisis of Turkey’s social democracy during the 1990’s will be reinterpreted in accordance with reconciliation of labor and capital against the rise of neoliberalism and, externalization of relations between the state and society. 


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T. Kurt, “A Political economic account for social democracy in turkey during the 1990’s,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.