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Social policy and conflict: the Gezi Park–Taksim demonstrations and uses of social policy for reimagining Turkey

Seckinelgin, Hakan (2016) Social policy and conflict: the Gezi Park–Taksim demonstrations and uses of social policy for reimagining Turkey. Third World Quarterly, 37 (2). pp. 264-280. ISSN 0143-6597

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01436597.2015.1089164

Abstract

This article argues that conflicts are productive forces within which new ideas are developed and new social relations are articulated. The critical issue here is the way in which such conflicts are managed and mediated. The paper analyses the Gezi Events of May–June 2013 in Istanbul and considers the way in which people’s reactions in these events are linked with the intersection of everyday lives and the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi – AKP) government’s social policy initiatives, which are increasingly framing these everyday lives. Social policy is considered to be the domain of this intersection, as the government uses policies to inform a particular way of orienting individuals’ everyday context.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ctwq20#.Vp5mBfmLRpg
Additional Information: © 2015 Southseries Inc
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 16:42
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 05:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65063

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