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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...
Constructing an ıslamic society through novels - creation of collective ıdentity and ıssue of participation in ıslamic literature- .
Sandallı, Boğaç; Çakmur, Barış; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
The efforts of political Islam to adopt itself in the public sphere can be read with a variety of perspectives, each of which clarifies the different dimensions of the subject. The common point of those viewpoints is the p...
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...
Changing notions of volunteering: United Nations volunteering programme
Karakaya, Burcu; Göksel, Asuman; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
This thesis investigates the notion of volunteering and the transformation of it with a special focus on the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. It argues that volunteering cannot be understood without any reference...
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...
Securitizing justice as a neoliberal project in European Union since 1999
Doğan Arslan, Elif; Ertuğrul, Kürşad; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
In this study, the transformation of justice, as a policy area in the EU after 1999 has been elaborated by revealing the new regime of truth established by the securitizing politics shaped by neoliberal attempts. In this r...
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...
Public-private partnerships in the light of the principles of good governance: Pakistan's case
Hashmi, Muhammad Uzair; Üstüner, Mustafa Yılmaz; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
Public-Private Partnerships have gained immense popularity since their inception in the 1980s and have become a preferred procurement tool for the governments. Despite PPPs being widespread, the scholars have divided opini...
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...
Non-decision making in policy process: the case of hpv vaccines in Turkey.
Eminoğulları, Dilek Sernur; Aslan Akman, Canan; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
Over the last decade, human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination emerged as a public health issue, claiming to prevent HPV related diseases, in major advanced capitalist countries such as the US, Canada, and the U.K. Although...
Political and social opposition represented by environmental movements against neoliberal politics in contemporary Turkey
Binbuğa Kınık, Burcu Nur; Ertuğrul, Kürşad; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
This Ph.D. thesis analyses recent environmental movements in Turkey within the framework of anti-neoliberal movements, based on field researches carried out in the cities of İstanbul and Artvin in Turkey. Drawing on in-dep...
A political approach to transitional justice: truthseeking mechanisms in south Africa and Guatemala
Kuru, Damla; Çırakman Deveci, Aslı; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2020)
Transitional justice aims to confront violent past, systematic and widespread human rights violations through its unique mechanisms. This thesis initially focuses on the literature developed on transitional justice practic...
Sovereign wealth funds in the context of subordinate financialisation: the Turkey wealth fund in a comparative perspective
İpek, Ali Mert; Yalman, Galip.; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
As state-owned investment institutions, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are important actors in today’s global finance. In the last few decades, not only the total number of SWFs around the world increased dramatically, but ...
Extractive industries and changing means of rural livelihood: patterns of proletarianization and labour processes in Soma coal basin
Çelik, Coşk; Yalman, Galip.; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
This dissertation analyses the wider set of social relations and processes behind the labour processes and transformation of the means of livelihood in Soma coal basin. Rising significance of the coal industry in general a...
An Analysis of Turkish migration and asylum policies in the framework of world systems theory: labour market integration of the Syrians under “temporary protection”
Çam, Faruk; Göksel, Asuman; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
This thesis analyses Turkish migration and refugee policies within the framework of World Systems Theory, with a special focus on Syrian refugee crisis which was started in 2011. Republic of Turkey has experienced a massiv...
Theoretical aporia of Islamic liberalism: the case of lockean liberalism
Canbegi, Halil İbrahim; Okyayuz, Mehmet; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
Even though the historical background of discussions on “Islamic liberalism” dates back to colonisation of Muslim-majority countries between 19th and 20th centuries, these debates have become much more visible both in acad...
How institutionalization affects social movements? : social movements organizations
Şen, Eyüp; Çırakman Deveci, Aslı; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
Social movements are important actors of social change. Looking at the recent course of social movements, it can be said that the greatest change in the dynamics of social movement and, moreover, the components that make u...
The 2017 Catalan independence referendum: an interplay between political elites and civil society
Ergan, Seren; Köksal, Pınar; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
This thesis explores the role of the Catalan political elites and the two most prominent Catalan civil society organizations, Assemblea Nacional Catalana – ANC (Catalan National Assembly) and Òmnium Cultural (All Cultural)...
Transformation of civil-military relations: an analysis of the officers’ views about the civilianization reform process in Turkey (1999-2016)
Koydemir Avcı, Fatma Serap; Aslan Akman, Canan; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
This study inquires into the impact of the legal and constitutional reforms in civilmilitary relations field in Turkey, enacted since 1999 in order to curtail the military’s political and institutional autonomy on the perc...
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