12. Mai 2018 Workshop Authoritarianism and Resistance in Turkey

Workshop Draft Programme



Universität Kassel, International Center for Development and Decent Work
Kleine Rosenstraße 1-3
34109 Kassel


12.05.2018, 09:00 - 13.05.2018, 16:00 Uhr


Soziale Bewegungen / Organisierung, Partizipation / Bürgerrechte, Türkei

Zugeordnete Dateien

May 12th: 09:00 – 9:30 Opening Speeches: Ismail Karatepe: on behalf of, ICDD, RLS-Hessen, GEW

9:30 – 12:00 - Workshop I: Debates on the Transformation of the State and Authoritarianism

Moderation: Ezgi Pinar


  • Pinar Bedirhanoglu: State Transformation through Financialisation: Rethinking the Power of Capital in Turkey in the Neoliberal Era
  • Galip Yalman: »Crises in or of Neoliberalism? The Case of Turkey under AKP Rule«
  • Erol Babacan: The Nexus between Authoritarian Neo-Liberalism and Religious Paternalism
  • Melehat Kutun: “The Dark Side of the Moon”?: On the Form of the Capitalist State during the AKP Years

12:00-13:00 Lunch in ICDD

13:00 – 15:30 Workshop II: The Making of Authoritarianism and Social Dynamics

Moderation: Özgür Genc


  • Ezgi Pinar: Labour Politics in the midst of Regime Discussions
  • Muzaffer Kaya: The Left and the Antiauthoritarian Struggle in Turkey
  • Tolga Tören: Comprehending the 'New' Turkey within the Context of Social Opposition: Labour and Hope from June to June
  • Halis Yildirim: From the Resolution Process to the War: Kurds in the Bonapartist Period

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00–18:30 Workshop III: The Making of Authoritarianism and Social Dynamics:

Moderation: Melehat Kutun


  • Bediz Yilmaz: The Refugee Issue in Turkey: Refugee-Friendly Authoritarianism of AKP versus Xenophobic CHP
  • Ceren Lord: Sectarianised Securitisation, the Turkish State and Alevi Mobilisation in the AKP Era.
  • Hakan Mertcan: The Response of Alevis and Laicism against to the Rise of Political Islam
  • Eylem Ç. Çig: The Populist Assault against New Social Movements and Opposition: in the Search for a National Internet in Turkey

May 13th

09:00 – 11:30 Workshop IV: International Dimension of Authoritarianism

Moderation: Zafer Yilmaz


  • Ahmet Bekmen: Social Transformation and Regime Change: The Cases of Turkey and Thailand
  • Axel Gehring: EU-Turkey Relations
  • Ismail Karatepe: The State and Capital: India and Turkey from a Comparative perspective
  • Aslı Odman: Precarization, Securitazion and Solidarity in Academia in Turkey 

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00–14:30 Workshop V: Building Peace and Alternatives against Authoritarianism

Moderation: Pinar Tuzcu


  • Zeynep Kivilcim: Legal Strategies against Authoritarian Rule in Turkey
  • Ertug Tombus: Theologico-Political and Populism: Understanding the Justice and Development Party's Authoritarianism
  • Zafer Yilmaz: Moments of Resistance and Citizenship from Gezi Uprising to 2017 Constitutional referendum in Turkey
  • Meral Camci: Constructing the Language of Peace through Women's Struggles. The Case of »Women for Peace Initiative in Turkey«

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-16:00 Evaluation of the Workshop and Further Projects: Only Speakers of the Workshop - Moderation: Erol Babacan

16:00 Closing

Anmeldungen / Registrations: authoritarianism.ws@gmail.com