A Critical analysis of the print media coverage of neoliberal policies in Turkey: selected columnists (1980-2010)

Bodur Gümüş, Kadriye
The thesis analyses key features and evolution of the print media coverage of neo- liberal policies in Turkey on the basis of a critical discourse analysis applied to selected columnists from different political perspectives. For the period of 1980-2010, the thesis aims to identify key themes, arguments and discursive selectivities used in the coverage of neo-liberal policies, their changes in time and conformity with the global neo-liberal discourse. Locating discursive elements in the neo- liberal transformation of the country, the thesis also examines articulation of different political discourses in the print media with neo-liberal hegemonic discourse. The thesis argues that the print media has actively been involved in the formation of a neo-liberal discourse in Turkey by an increasing positive bias from the late 1980s. In this regard, the thesis evaluates discursive selectivities of the print media by grouping them under seven main themes. The study also presents some findings on the language uses and a list of keywords used by columnists in the coverage of neo-liberal policies.


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Citation Formats
K. Bodur Gümüş, “A Critical analysis of the print media coverage of neoliberal policies in Turkey: selected columnists (1980-2010),” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.