Security Governmentality in Turkey

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dc.contributor.advisor Booth, Ken
dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Mike
dc.contributor.author Kardas, Tuncay
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-29T10:17:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-29T10:17:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1978
dc.description.abstract The thesis asks a central question: what is the nature of the relationship between state security and domestic politics in contemporary Turkey? It aims to show that although the pendulum of Turkish politics has swung back and forth between democratic elections and military interventions, in the last decade a new set of historically conditioned discourses and practices of state security have fused the political and military realms to produce a peculiar regime which I call security govemmentality. Understanding the traits of Turkish security governmentality is the task of the thesis. It adopts a genealogical approach. The subject-matter analyzes both the historical-political conditions within which security governmentality emerged as a dominant practice of rule and the prospects of its dissolution. Indeed, the dissolution of security governmentality gained an air of expectancy particularly after 1999 when Turkey was granted an 'official candidacy' and started to adapt the EU democratic membership conditionality. Within this framework, the thesis explores the peculiar entanglement between security and politics in Turkey, which has produced an uneven distribution of power between the military and the society, and examines the challenges of the EU membership reform process to Turkey's security governmentality. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aberystwyth University en
dc.title Security Governmentality in Turkey en
dc.type Text en
dc.publisher.department International Politics en
dc.type.qualificationlevel doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en
dc.type.publicationtype thesis or dissertation en


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