Making sense of the protests in Turkey (and Brazil): contesting neo-liberal urbanism in ‘Rebel Cities’

Gokay, Bulent and Shain, Farzana. 2015. Making sense of the protests in Turkey (and Brazil): contesting neo-liberal urbanism in ‘Rebel Cities’. Estudos Ibero-Americanos, 41(2), pp. 242-260. ISSN 0101-4064 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

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

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.15448/1980-864X.2015.2.21732

Keywords:

Turkey; popular protests; urbanization; democratization.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
25 September 2015Accepted
December 2015Published

Item ID:

28279

Date Deposited:

19 Mar 2020 15:24

Last Modified:

20 Mar 2020 11:25

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28279

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