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Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey

Purple cover of the book Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey

Together with İmren Borsuk (Berlin Forum Transregionale Studien & Stockholm University), Sinem Kavak (Lund University) and Pınar Sayan (Beykoz University), CMES researcher Pınar Dinç has edited the book "Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Resistance in Turkey: Construction, Consolidation, and Contestation".

This book offers new clarity on three important political concepts: authoritarianism, neoliberalism, and resistance. While debates on authoritarian resurgence have been limited to the examination of political factors (e.g., polarisation, conflict) until recently, the rising literature on ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ highlights how the neoliberal restructuring of political economy bolsters the authoritarian tendencies of elected governments both in the Global South and the Global North. This book will be an invaluable resource not only to scholars of Turkey and the Middle East but also to researchers into authoritarianism and neoliberalism around the world.

Chapter 2 ("Consolidating and Contesting Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey: Towards a Framework") and chapter 10 ("Civil Society and Latent Mobilisation Under Authoritarian Neoliberal Governance") are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

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