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The privatization of Alpullu Sugar Factory as the final nail in the coffin: the neoliberal transition in Babaeski villages .

Altaytaş, Kübra
This thesis has aimed at comprehending the transformation in agrarian relations with a focus on the privatization of Alpullu Sugar Factory. Its particular focus is the differential consequences of the neoliberal transition on the sugar beet producers living in the three villages of Babaeski, Kırklareli, Turkey. On the basis of semi-structured in-depth interviews, the changing conditions of the reproduction of labour has been examined in the light of their experiments. This transformation has been put into a historical perspective so as to understand the main dynamics on agricultural production with a special reference to the sugar sector From a critical perspective, it is contended that the privatization of Alpullu Sugar Factory can be considered as the final phase of the transformation of these relations during the neoliberal restructuring process.