2| Reconsidering ‘civil society’

2nd reading group session

Date: Monday July 29th | 18:30 | The British Institute at Ankara

Kugulu park forum

This session will focus on the notion of civil society, its multiple faces, voices and critical understandings

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Core readings

Kuzmanovic, Daniella (2012) Refractions of Civil Society, Palgrave Macmillan (Chapters 1 + conclusion)

Dikici-Bilgin, Hasret (2009) ‘Civil society and state in Turkey: a Gramscian
 perspective’, in McNally, Mark, Schwarzmantel, John (eds.), Gramsci and Global Politics: Hegemony and resistance, pp.107-118

Navaro-Yashin, Yael (2002) ‘Faces of the State: Secularism and Public Life in Turkey’, Princeton University Press, chapter 4 (Rituals for the state: Public Statism and the Production of ‘Civil Society’)

Walton, Jeremy F. (2013) ‘Confessional pluralism and the civil society effect: Liberal mediations of Islam and secularism in contemporary Turkey’, American Ethnologist, 40(1), pp.182-200

Supplementary readings

Burak, B. (2011) ‘Turkish Political Culture and Civil Society: An Unsettling Coupling?’, Alternatives, 10(1), pp.59-71

Kadioğlu, Ayşe (2005) ‘Civil Society, Islam and Democracy in Turkey:
A Study of Three Islamic Non-Governmental Organizations’, Muslim World, 95, pp.23-41

Kalaycioğlu, Ersin (2002a) ‘Civil Society in Turkey’, in Beeley, B.W. (ed.), Turkish Transformation: New Century, New Challenges, Eothen Press, pp.59-78

Kalaycioğlu, Ersin (2002b) ‘State and Civil Society in Turkey: Democracy, Development and Protest’, in Sajoo, A. (ed.), Civil Society in the Muslim World, I.B. Tauris, pp.247- 272

Keyman, E. Fuat and Icduygu, Ahmet (2003) ‘Globalization, Civil Society and Citizenship in Turkey: Actors, Boundaries and Discourses’, Citizenship Studies, 7(2) , pp.219-234

Kubicek, Paul (2002) ‘The Earthquake, civil society and political change in Turkey’, Political Studies, 50(4), pp.761-778

Mardin, Şerif (1969) ‘Power, Civil Society and Culture in the Ottoman Empire’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 11(3), pp.258-281

Rubin, A. (2012) ‘Religious actors in a democratic civil society: Turkey and Israel compared’, in Turam, B. (ed.), Secular State and Religious Society: Two forces in play in Turkey, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.167-193

Seckinelgin, Hakan (2004) ‘Contractions of a sociocultural reflex: civil society in Turkey’, in Glasius, Marlies; Lewis, David; Seckinelgin, Hakan (eds.), Exploring civil society: political and cultural contexts, Routledge, pp.153-158

Toros, Emre (2007) ‘Understanding the Role of Civil Society as an Agent for Democratic Consolidation: The Turkish Case’, Turkish Studies, 8(3), pp.395-415

Yerasimos, Stefanos., Seufert, Günther, Vorhoff, Karin (eds.) (2000) Civil Society in the Grip of Nationalism, Orient-Institut der Deutschen morgenlandischen gesellshaft & Inistitute Francais D’etudes anatoliennes

Yilmaz, Ihsan (2005)‘State, Law, Civil Society and Islam in Contemporary Turkey’, Muslim World, 95 – January, pp.385-411

Diez, Thomas, Apostolos Agnantopoulos, and Alper Kaliber (2005) ‘File: Turkey, Europeanization and Civil Society.’ South European Society & Politics 10, pp. 1-15

Güngen, Ali Riza, and Şafak Erten (2005) ‘Approaches of Serif Mardin and Metin Heper on State and Civil Society in Turkey.’ Journal of Historical Studies 3, pp.1-14

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