Gokay, B and Shain, F (2015) Making sense of the protests in Turkey (and Brazil): contesting neo-liberal urbanism in ‘Rebel Cities’. Estudos Ibero-Americanos, 41 (2). 242 -261. ISSN 1980-864X

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Abstract

The article is organised in five parts: first, we offer a brief overview of the protests and the concept of the ‘right to the city’; second, we discuss arguments about the role of democracy and representation, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian leadership style in relation to the cause of the protests; third, we put forward our case for comparing the protests with those which occurred in similarly rising economies, namely Brazil, rather than the demonstrations that occurred in countries experiencing a downward economic turn; fourth, we explore the role of young people in the protests; and finally, we look at where the movement is now.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turkey; popular protests; urbanization; democratization
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 16:09
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1281

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