Precarity: more than a challenge of social security or cynicism of EU's concept of economic freedom

The present book gathers edited contributions from a conference which had been held end of 2010 in Ankara, Turkey. This event brought together scientists and trade unionists from several EU- and non EU-countries, exploring one of the major, though frequently underestimated challenges of societal integrity. This continuing debate of the experts of the European S.U.P.I.-Network focussed in particular on the more fundamental issues of precarity. As much as precarity is a matter of socio-individual concern, having severe repercussions on the life of an increasing number of people, it is moreover a development that fundamentally challenges. It questions many of the values claimed by enlightenment and capitalist revolutions as universal, including solidarity, mutual support and equality - though they are formally still claimed as valid; and moreover these developments are part of structural changes that easily fissure the contemporary mode of production. Does this mean the end of society? Or could it be a take-off for another renaissance?


Annotating Subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank
Zeyrek Bozşahin, Deniz; Bozşahin, Hüseyin Cem; Sevdik-Çallı, Ayışığı; Demirşahin, Işın; Aktaş, Berfin; Yalçınkaya, İhsan; Ögel, Hale (ACL-IJCNLP, Linguistic Annotation Workshop III; 2009)
In this paper we explain how we annotated subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank (TDB), an effort that started in 2007 and is still continuing. We introduce the project and describe some of the issues that were important in annotating three subordinators, namely kars¸ın, ragmen ˘ and halde, all of which encode the coherence relation Contrast-Concession. We also describe the annotation tool.
Institutionalisation of human rights in Turkey in the context of international assessment mechanisms
Çakır, Çağrı; Göksel, Asuman; Department of European Studies (2013)
The thesis aims to analyse the process of institutionalization of human rights in Turkey, by assessing the nature of the institutions with the focus on the dynamics forcing Turkey to establish a totally new structure devoted to human rights. In line with this aim, firstly worldwide development of institutionalization in the area of human rights is examined. The process of accession to EU has been a strong impetus for Turkey to ensure the compliance with the Copenhagen political criteria and to undertake leg...
'Complete Neutrality' or 'Controlled Enmity'? The Role of the Turkish Press during the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-36
Dogar, Mehmet (Brill, 2020-03-01)
This article examines the relationship between the Turkish government and the Turkish press by taking the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-36 as a case study. The Turkish press attached much importance to the conflict and covered two main issues: the increasingly insecure environment in world politics and how Turkey should position itself in the face of these changing dynamics. Emphasising the divergences between the rhetoric of the government and the coverage of the press about these issues, this article argues...
"The conservative-democratic" identity of the Justice and Development Party in the Turkish center-right tradition
Topcuoğlu, Leman Sinem; Aslan Akman, Canan; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2006)
Trough this thesis, it is aimed to study "the conservative-democratic" identity of the Justice and Development Party(AKP), which was established just before the November 3, 2002 elections and has still been running the country as the single party, in the context of the Turkish center-right tradition. Although the AKP comes from the political legancy of the National View Tradition (MG), it has presented itself as a new political formation at least aspiring to a centrist location in the political spectrum.Thu...
Vision of Modernity in the Early Turkish Republic: An Overview
Şeker, Nesim (2007-09-01)
: This article presents the main debates and existing lines of investigation about the foundation of the actual Turkey and which have been the factors of its process of modernization, examining the meaning and the principles of the kemalist political movement and its influence in the conformation of the contemporary Turkish State. Elements such as the political Islamism, the Kurd nationalism and the projects of integration with Europe are analyzed. As result of the combination of these factors, Turkish poli...
Citation Formats
P. Herrmann and H. S. Kalaycıoğlu, Precarity: more than a challenge of social security or cynicism of EU’s concept of economic freedom. 2011.