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Title: Politics of depoliticisation : a re-assessment of the post-2001 restructuring of the state and economic policy making in Turkey
Author: Dönmez, Pınar E.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2725 8650
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2012
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The major motivation behind this thesis comes from an interest in the processes of depoliticisation and re-politicisation in economic management. The focus on the interaction between the national state and the global social relations positions the main problematic of the thesis within critical international political economy (IPE). This interaction is investigated in the context of the specific case study of Turkey. Given the fact that the existent literature on depoliticisation largely builds on the experiences of the advanced capitalist states and their managers, the thesis aims to contribute to this body of literature and assess the applicability of the conceptual framework in a different domestic political setting. On the other hand it aims to build on and contribute to the critiques of the existent literature on Turkey in the sense that the latter is often portrayed within an exceptional outlook and treated as a stand-alone case. The second chapter provides a critical overview of the literature on the conceptualisation of state and social relations in Turkey. The third chapter reviews the place of the state and the political and defines (de)politicisation not only as a governing strategy of the state managers to manage capitalist social relations but also in broader terms; as open-ended process in so far as its effects extend beyond the governmental realm. Chapter four proceeds to demonstrate the applicability of such a framework in the Turkish case through an evaluation of governing tactics and strategies in the post-WWII context. The subsequent three chapters explore the evolution of crisis and restructuring of social relations for the periods 1994-2001, 2002-2005 and 2006-present in an attempt to investigate the effects of the governing strategy and process in material and perceptional terms.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: University of Warwick. Dept. of Politics and International Studies
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: DR Balkan Peninsula ; JQ Political institutions (Asia ; Africa ; Australia ; Pacific Area ; etc.)