Struggle for Public Space and the Contested Spaces of Democracy



Struggling Against the Myth of Equality in Research and Academia The case of women in academia in Turkey
Beşpınar Akgüner, Fatma Umut; Aybars, Ayşe İdil (null; 2015-08-28)
This paper examines the myth of gender equality in research and academia by focusing on women academics in Turkey. Most studies argue that woman academics in Turkey are in a favourable position in quantitative terms. The relatively large numbers of women in academia leads to the perception that women academics and researchers in Turkey are in a better position, even when compared to their Western counterparts. Indeed, while Turkey has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates amongst countri...
RESISTANCE TO REGIME CHANGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST A Liberation Theology of the Neo-con Variety?
Polat, Necati (Informa UK Limited, 2014-01-01)
Understanding authoritarian regimes in the Middle East as pure cynicism, or as leftovers of past and native despotisms, with scarce attention paid to the modern complicity in the sustaining of these regimes, arguably lacks a much needed insight into the strength of the regimes. A characteristically modern rationality seems to be implicit in the project of forced and ambitious emancipation of the masses that defines authoritarianisms in countries such as Syria and Turkey. Motivated by a drive to save the loc...
Challenging religious and Secularist Patriarchy Islamist Women s New Activism in Turkey
Aslan Akman, Canan (2011-01-01)
Since the late 1990s, following the state’s process of de-politicization and exclusion, educated Islamist women in the urban centers of Turkey have been active in raising Muslim women’s identity consciousness and generating solidarity with those affected by the headscarf ban. In the women’s organizations analyzed in this article, Islamist women are carving out a niche to challenge both secularist and Islamist patriarchal practices and discourse. This article contends that organized Islamist women have becom...
Transformation of the caste system and the dalit movement
Çalıkoğlu, Melih Rüştü; Soykut, Mustafa; Department of History (2005)
This thesis analyzes the history of caste system and explains the theories of the birth of caste in Indian civilization. After defining the caste system in historical and cultural manner. examines the birth of and spreading of Dalit movement or low caste mass movement during the 19th and 20th century with the influence of British rule.
Questioning the publicness of public spaces in post industrial cities
Akkar Ercan, Zübeyde Müge (2005-01-01)
The proliferation of alluring, distinctive and exclusive public spaces in many postindustrial cities raises the question of how far these environments are truly "public." Focusing on this question, this article explores the changing "publicness" of a recently redeveloped space in the city center of Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain, in relation to the dimensions of access, actor and interest. It further seeks to underline two emerging trends: the blurring of distinction between public and private spaces in the p...
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M. B. Kuymulu, “Struggle for Public Space and the Contested Spaces of Democracy,” presented at the Le Droit a la Ville au Sud: Expériences Citadines et Rationalités de Gouvernement, Inaugural Session, Paris, Fransa, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: