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dc.contributor.advisorÇırakman, Aslıen_US
dc.contributor.authorTombuş, H. Ertuğen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:21:20Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:21:20Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15605
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) -- Bilkent University, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 216-229.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the analysis of Turkish politics in the works of three key social scientists in Turkey: Niyazi Berkes, #erif Mardin and Metin Heper. Berkes’s account on the development of secularism in Turkey, Mardin’s center-periphery model and Heper’s strong state tradition argument and his idea of rational democracy are the subjects of the critical evaluation in this study. The main question of this thesis is whether the perspective they develop in their analysis can provide a critical democratic vision, which locates the political at its center. My project is to evaluate these three accounts from a radical democratic theory based on the ideas of Bonnie Honig and Jacques Rancière. By drawing on the writings of Honig and Rancière, I aim to elucidate the meaning of democracy and the political in order to frame my theoretical and conceptual position. Additionally, from this theoretical perspective I define the meaning of the closure of the political and argue that it is the fundamental problem of democracy. My analysis focuses on the conceptions of politics and the binary oppositions in Berkes, Mardin and Heper. My argument is that their accounts consist of limitations in registering different instances of the closure of the political as a problem of democracy. Furthermore, they displace politics with their conceptions of politics and dichotomous thinking.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTombuş, H Ertuğen_US
dc.format.extentxii, 229 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectPoliticalen_US
dc.subjectSecularizationen_US
dc.subjectCenter-Peripheryen_US
dc.subjectState Traditionen_US
dc.subjectMetin Heperen_US
dc.subjectNiyazi Berkesen_US
dc.subjectŞerif Mardinen_US
dc.subject.lccJC421 .T66 2009en_US
dc.subject.lcshDemocracy--Turkey.en_US
dc.titleThe Closure of the political as a problem of democracy : a critique on democratic thought in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US


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