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dc.contributor.authorErman, T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYıldar, M. C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:11:19Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:11:19Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.issn0042-0980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/23280
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the voluntary local organisations of the better-off classes in the Turkish urban context. Based on empirical research conducted with four neighbourhood associations (NAs), information is provided regarding their process of establishment, leadership, autonomy, goals and projects, resources and obstacles, which points to the significance of context. The research demonstrates that Turkish NAs differ from those in the West in terms of their commitment to ideological as much as pragmatic issues. In their response to the 'Islamist' versus 'secularist' polarisation in society, they seek to create their own localities as the places of secular and cosmopolitan people; and in their response to the increasingly unregulated and poorly serviced city, they struggle to create orderly localities protected from unlawful rent-seeking practices and equipped with adequate amenities. The NAs may be regarded as civic initiatives that empower the locality. Yet, by doing so, they may cause uneven development in urban space.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleUrban Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00420980701558426en_US
dc.subjectEmpirical analysisen_US
dc.subjectIslamismen_US
dc.subjectLocal participationen_US
dc.subjectNeighborhooden_US
dc.subjectRent seekingen_US
dc.subjectUrban societyen_US
dc.subjectEurasiaen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleEmergent local initiative and the city: the case of neighbourhood associations of the better-off classes in post-1990 urban Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science
dc.citation.spage2547en_US
dc.citation.epage2566en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber44en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber13en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00420980701558426en_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US


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