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TURKEY'S PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE SYSTEM: REACTIONS FROM THE OPPOSITION PARTIES
İşçi, Didem; Köksal, Pınar; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-9-7)
This thesis aims to examine Turkey's switch to the presidential executive system from the perspective of opposition parties. In this regard, the discourses of the Republican People’s Party, the Good Party, and the People’s...
The Role of Civil Society Organizations in The Formation of Urban Commons
Akdere, Utku; Yetişkul Şenbil, Emine; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-8)
This thesis aims to examine the function of civil society organizations in the formation of urban commons. In the last half century under the domination of neoliberal ideology, cities have witnessed significant changes. Wh...
AN INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON TURKISH NATURAL GAS MARKET REFORM
Daştan, Seyit Ali; Aşçıoğlu Öz, Gamze; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-7-02)
Turkey has liberalized its natural gas market two decades ago and this thesis analyzed the targets and achievements of the Turkish natural gas market liberalization process basing on the tenets of institutional theories. A...
"New wave" migration from Turkey: Identity, nationhood, and senses of belonging through the case of Turkish mothers in Berlin
AKSOY, YAĞMUR; ÇIRAKMAN, ASLI; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-3-12)
The thesis examines how the formulations of identity, nationhood, and belonging are shaped for the Turkish mothers in Berlin related to how they perceive Turkey and are affected by its socio-political context. It highlight...
Construction and re-construction of cultural codes through political violence: the case of Kurdish nationalism
Önenli Güven, Merve; Çırakman Deveci, Aslı; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-3-11)
In this thesis, the aim was to explore and understand the discursive construction of Kurdish identity in 1970s. 1970s was determined for the period of the research because with 1970s, discourses on being Kurdish had been r...
The analyses of modernity, power, and resistance in the dystopias of margaret atwood
Görmez, Ayça Berna; Özçoban Üstüner, Fahriye; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-3-5)
This study aims at analyzing modernity, power, and resistance in Margaret Atwood’s dystopias. The examined books are The Handmaid’s Tale and MaddAddam trilogy (Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam). It is a...
Two-fold crisis of integration: field research on non-muslim asylum seekers of Turkey
Başkaya, Gülçe; Birler, Reşide Ömür; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-3-5)
This thesis aims to answer a dissimilar question of whether there are divergent obstacles that non-Muslim asylum seekers are facing while integrating to Turkish society as a religious minority besides being an asylum seeke...
Facts, evidence, reality: debates in the philosophy and methodology of history
Demir, Mevlüt Can; Çakır, Nur; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-2-08)
Historians relations with the past, which is their object of production of knowledge, have always been a problematic issue. The underlying point of this problem is the empiricist claims of historians to establish a direct,...
Refugee emplacement in urban areas: The multi-scalar mobility patterns and location choices of Syrian refugees in Izmir, Turkey
Güngördü, Feriha Nazda; Bayırbağ, Mustafa Kemal; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2021-1)
Although refugee mobility has been considered as a movement taking place at international/regional scales for different reasons in the literature (i.e., forced displacement, labor migration), it is also an open-ended, mult...
The evolution of the idea of development: From developmentalism to financialisation in a comparative perspective
Kaynak , Mehtap Tuğba; Göksel, Asuman; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020-10-29)
This thesis has attempted to show the evolution of the idea of developmentalism starting from the early ideas of developmentalism in 16th century and continuing with the analysis of developmental state from the end of the ...
An assessment of political fair representation in Ankara metropolitan municipal council
Memiş, Can Emre; Yavuz, Nilay; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020-10)
In representative democracies, representation in the councils formed as a result of elections is one of the indispensible elements. In municipal councils, which are the closest administrative units to the public, differe...
Understanding populist party electorate in Europe: A study of left-wing populist and right-wing populist parties after the crisis
Gitmez, Ali Onur; Avcı, Özgür; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020-10)
This thesis aims to explain the behaviour behind voting for radical populist parties. Previous studies have found often conflicting results regarding the characteristics of populist party voters, some suggesting modern pop...
The death of the author in the streetscape of Ankara: A Barthesian intervention into critical toponymy
Düzgün, Doğuş; Alpan, Başak Zeynep; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020-9)
In this thesis I use the post-structuralist textual theory of Roland Barthes that is known as ‘the death of the author’ in order to explain the politics of street names. Barthes argued that in the literary texts author can...
The politicization of memory between past, present, and future: Generational remembering among Turkish Cypriot families
Kızıltepe, Beyza Hatun; Birler, Reşide Ömür; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020-9)
This thesis attempts to understand how three different generations of Turkish Cypriot families remember the past ethnic conflict between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots and make sense of their experiences of ethnic con...
Perceptions of democracy in Turkey in the period 1945-1960: An analysis of letters sent to Ahmet Emi̇n Yalman by urban middle-class readers
Ayan, Candaş; Erdoğan, Necmi; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020-9)
This study analyzes the democracy perceptions of the individuals belonging to the urban middle-classes in Turkey in the period between 1945 and 1960. Such a scrutiny makes it necessary to focus on individuals’ subjective e...
Creating democratic citizens: what people understand from democracy and how this understanding influences their political participation
Bülbül, Asya; Çınar, Süleyman Kürşat; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the influence of different conceptualizations of democracy by ordinary citizens on their political participation. In this thesis, it is argued that an important variable has been neglec...
Hegemony versus homour: an analysis of Turkish polarized politics through press portrayals 1947-1960
Mumcu, Özge; Kaya, Raşit.; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
Humor and laughter represent a leaping barrier in the freedom of speech since humour and laughter consist of the transgression of a rule, while censorship places the limits of what can and cannot be said and consequently w...
Drug-related violence in mexico: a case of failed state?
Dursun, Ayşegül; Aytekin, Attila E.; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
This thesis focuses on accelerating drug-related violence in Mexico since the early 2000s which has pushed Mexico into arguments around the concept of “failed state” which does not provide a sufficient basis for explaining...
Measuring deliberation online: a comparative analysis of discussions on eksi sozluk
Yavuz, Mert; Özçoban Üstüner, Fahriye; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
As the crisis of representation deepens in the traditional representative democratic institutions, new forms of democracy such as deliberative democracy become more significant. Deliberative Democracy is a form of democrac...
The tension between private property, freedom and order in social contract theories
Kanatlı, Mehmet; Okyayuz, Mehmet; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
The main aim of this thesis is basically to examine how and why the tension stemmed from economic inequalities and dependence arising from private ownership of the means of production are alleviated and legitimized by soci...
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