The AKP Rule and The Directorate of Religious Affairs



The Neoliberal Restructuring of Turkey's Social Security System
Cosar, Simten; Yegenoglu, Metin (Monthly Review Foundation, 2009-04-01)
For almost thirty years Turkish capitalism has taken the form of neoliberalism. Turkey's subordination to the world neoliberal order started in the late 1970s and was pursued consistently after the 1980 military coup. The coup reflected Hayek's contention that a transition to "free markets" may require a dictatorship.1 By dissolving political and social opposition, the coup provided the necessary political environment for the shift from the import substitution industrialization that framed economic policy s...
The Wealth Tax of 1942 and the Disappearance of Non-Muslim Enterprises in Turkey
Ağır, Münis Seven (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2019-03-01)
Turkey imposed a controversial tax on wealth to finance the army in 1942. This tax was arbitrarily assessed and fell disproportionately on non-Muslim minorities. We study the heterogeneous impact of this tax on firms by assembling a new dataset of all enterprises in Istanbul between 1926 and 1950. We find that the tax led to the liquidation of non-Muslim-owned firms, which were older and more productive, reduced the formation of new businesses with non-Muslim owners, and replaced them with frailer Muslim-ow...
The social control in the government-Ran (Yurtkur) dormitories in Ankara
Demirbilek, Melahat; Özcan Yusuf, Ziya; Department of Sociology (1998)
Çavdar, Ayça; Özdemir, Yonca; Political Science and International Relations (2021-8-20)
The fact that many hazelnut producers have been moving away from hazelnut to the production of alternative crops is highly ironic as Turkey is one of the top producers of hazelnut in the world. The intriguing migration of producers from hazelnut to crops like kiwi needs to be explained for a variety of reasons. First of all, this has serious implications for the livelihoods of producers, and secondly it has implications for the regional and national economy. This thesis aims to analyze national and internat...
The privatization of Alpullu Sugar Factory as the final nail in the coffin: the neoliberal transition in Babaeski villages .
Altaytaş, Kübra; Yalman, Galip.; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
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...
Citation Formats
M. Şen, The AKP Rule and The Directorate of Religious Affairs. 2020, p. 57.