"Street-level governing. Researching politics from below in Turkey"
Political science scholarship on Turkey has long been dominated by top-down and macro approaches. In recent decades, other disciplines have challenged the institutional and formal definitions of politics. Such perspectives have also been used in the Turkish case, mostly by anthropologists and historians, but not so much by political scientists. Based on research on neighborhood leaders (muhtars), this presentation seeks to identify and examine the dynamics and effects of "politics from below" and to question how looking from below challenges and enriches our understanding of power dynamics in contemporary Turkey.
Meeting ID: 929 1591 5594