Alternative Politics | International Academic Journal

Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2018

Contents

Samet YILMAZ: HUMAN TERRITORIALITY: A SPATIAL CONTROL STRATEGY

ABSTRACT. Human interactions have a spatial character. People have always tried to form their own geographical areas to create convenient living space conditions. Therefore, they claim control and ownership over certain areas for that purpose. In this context, human territoriality is one of the most distinct human activities aiming to establish a stabilized spatial order. People forge various territories on different scales, ranging from local to global. The world is highly compartmentalized, and each compartmentalization has distinct featu...

Defne GÖNENÇ & Alper ALMAZ: ENVIRONMENTALISM OF THE MALCONTENT AS A PROCESS: THE EXAMPLE OF SARDAR SAROVAR DAM FROM INDIA (Turkish)

ABSTRACT. In the neoliberal era, which redefines the power relations among the state-market-society-nature, the environmental movements differ in terms of their participants. Arsel, Akbulut and Adaman created the concept of “environmentalism of the malcontent” that moves beyond the distinction between the “environmentalism of the rich,” and the “environmentalism of the poor”. The purpose of this study is to re-evaluate the concept of the “environmentalism of the malcontent”. The study was unde...

Hayriye ÖZEN: BETWEEN THE LOCAL AND THE POPULAR: ENVIRONMENTALIST STRUGGLES IN TURKEY (Turkish)

ABSTRACT. As is the case in many other countries, many environmental struggles have emerged in Turkey within the last few decades. Although they first emerged only in a few places in the 1990s, these struggles extended to almost all regions of the country in 2000s by voicing environmentally harmful effects of gold-mining, hydroelectric power schemes, thermal power plants and nuclear plant projects. By focusing on the anti-HEPP protests in the Eastern Black Sea region and the anti-gold mining protests in the Aegean and South Marmara region, ...

Volkan GÖÇOĞLU & Mehmet Devrim AYDIN: PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS PERSPECTIVE OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES IN TURKEY (Turkish)

ABSTRACT. This study evaluates the climate change policies in Turkey from the perspective of rational public policy analysis. Relevant climate change national strategic plan, action plan, and the policy designs in the manifesto were analyzed on the context of related policy analysis model. In the first two parts of the study, various public policy analysis approaches were evaluated in the perspective of climate change policies. In the third part of the study, the climate change policies in Turkey were discussed according to rational public ...

Bahar AYKAN: CULTURAL HERITAGE RIGHTS: CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RIGHTS BASED APPROACHES TO CULTURAL HERITAGE (Turkish)

ABSTRACT. In recent years, the right to cultural heritage has come to be included more and more within the framework of international conventions for the protection of human rights and cultural heritage. Furthermore, academic and professional circles have been increasingly considering the idea that practices limiting the access and enjoyment of individuals and groups who claim cultural heritage as part of their social identity should be treated as violations of human rights. This article aims to explore current academic debates on cultural herit...

Neslihan ŞEN ALTIN: MIKHAIL BAKHTIN AND THE SOCIOLOGICAL MEANING OF THE FORMAL STRUCTURE IN POSTMODERN NOVEL (Turkish)

ABSTRACT. Literature has undergone an important transformation, especially in the field of novels, with the 20th century and has resigned itself to formal innovations as a result of the rapid changes in society. It should be said that this new type of literature, that is termed as postmodern novel, is a new expression of social reality. However, what postmodern novel expresses sociologically has been a significant deficiency in the literature in spite of the limited research. That is, studies of the sociology of literature that insist on ev...

Boran Ali MERCAN: PSYCHOSOCIAL ANALYSIS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY OF CLASS (Turkish)

ABSTRACT. The Turkish critical class studies have sought to understand class identity and consciousness by merely focusing on structure or agency. Although evidences of those studies focusing on workplace and labour process are important in explaining class consciousness and identity, they have simply ignored psycho-social processes in the debates of class formation. As a preliminary conceptual work, this paper suggests a psychoanalytically-inflected psychosocial approach, in understanding and explaining the processes of habitus formation a...

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