March 5, 2017

The Politics of Crime in Turkey: Neoliberalism, Police and by Zeynep Gönen

By Zeynep Gönen

in the course of the 2013 Gezi Park Uprisings, the function and behavior of the Turkish Police made headlines internationally. This ebook makes a speciality of city crime and policing in Turkey because the regular fiscal decline of the Nineteen Nineties. focusing on the makes an attempt to ‘modernize’ the policing of Izmir, Zeynep Gönen highlights how the police strength improved their territorial keep an eye on over the city house, in particular focusing on the bad and racialized segments of the town. via in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations of those ‘targeted’ populations, in addition to infrequent ethnographic info from the Turkish police, surveys of the media and politicians’ rhetoric, Gönen indicates how Kurdish migrants were criminalized as risky ‘enemies’ of the order.

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