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Water Politics and Political Culture

Turkey’s compatibility with the European Union

Authors: Oktem, Onur

  • Examines and demonstrates how Turkish water bureaucracy works
  • Gives a unique historical and cultural account of the bureaucratic system
  • Critically assesses the engineering discipline through political and cultural frameworks
  • Provides a new perspective analyzing the relationship between Turkish state and its citizens
  • Uses social constructivism as a meta-theory for critically assessing the taken for granted aspects of Turkish water management    
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This book presents an analysis of the main traits of the Turkish political culture and articulates some of the most important deeply embedded social qualifications of political life in Turkey. It reveals that when water management is historically and socially shaped by heavily technical knowledge systems of engineering it becomes a particularly useful tool for various political interests. The book analyses how Turkish freshwater management is socially constructed as both an engineering discourse and a paternalistic bureaucratic transaction. Such a construction stands in stark contrast to the water management discourse of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), the European Union’s common water policy. Of all the issues faced in Turkish water management, none are as important and problematic as the issue of complying with European Union (EU) accession criteria. Not only is water socially, economically and environmentally important; its water management is a useful prism through which the EU accession process can be viewed as a whole. It showcases the complementarities and divergences between Turkish and EU bureaucratic constructs and value systems.   

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oktem, Onur

    Pages 1-14

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  • The Social Construction of Water Management and Political Culture

    Oktem, Onur

    Pages 15-32

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  • IWRM as a Social Construct

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    Pages 33-52

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  • Political Culture of Turkish Water Bureaucracy

    Oktem, Onur

    Pages 53-97

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  • Water Transfers and Turkish Political Culture: Melen Case

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    Pages 99-126

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21479-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 97,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21478-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 82,60 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36889-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Politics and Political Culture
Book Subtitle
Turkey’s compatibility with the European Union
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21479-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21479-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21478-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36889-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 182
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