Neoliberalism and the Changing Face of Unionism

The Combined and Uneven Development of Class Capacities in Turkey

Authors: Gürcan, Efe Can, Mete, Berk

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  • Situates the question of Turkish unionism within a rich sociological framework
  • Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of Turkish trade unionism in the neoliberal era
  • Offers a unique perspective on Turkish trade unions and their relationship to Turkish capitalism
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This book provides a political, economic, and sociological investigation of how neoliberalism shapes ‘working class capacities,’ or the power of the working class to organize and struggle for its collective interests. Efe Can Gürcan and Berk Mete discuss the global importance of the labor question as it pertains to Turkey. They apply the main theoretical framework of the combined and uneven development of class capacities to Turkish trade unionism. They also address Turkey’s recent history of neoliberalization and its repercussions for class capacities, as mediated by national regulations, conservative unionism, and Islamic social assistance networks. Finally, the authors explore how neoliberalism generates intra-class fragmentation through public regulatory mechanisms and cultural differentiation in the sphere of social unionism. 

About the authors

Efe Can Gürcan is an instructor of Sociology and a PhD candidate in Sociology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has published over a dozen articles and book chapters on political economy, international development, and social movements.
Berk Mete is pursuing an MSc in Sociology at Maltepe University, Turkey. His thesis concerns workers' autonomy at Kazova, a recuperated textile factory in Turkey. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Increasing Relevance of the Working Class: Global Movements and the Case of Turkey

    Pages 1-27

    Gürcan, Efe Can (et al.)

  • The Combined and Uneven Development of Class Capacities in Pre-Neoliberal Turkey

    Pages 29-62

    Gürcan, Efe Can (et al.)

  • Turkey’s Neoliberal Restructuring and Class Capacities: A Macro-Level Assessment from a Combined and Uneven Development Perspective

    Pages 63-91

    Gürcan, Efe Can (et al.)

  • A Bottom-Up Approach to the Combined Development of Working-Class Capacities in Turkey: Privatization, Flexibilization, and Union Responses

    Pages 93-108

    Gürcan, Efe Can (et al.)

  • The Uneven Development of Working-Class Capacities in Turkey: Clientelism, Paternalism, and Politics of Identity

    Pages 109-126

    Gürcan, Efe Can (et al.)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48283-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83904-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberalism and the Changing Face of Unionism
Book Subtitle
The Combined and Uneven Development of Class Capacities in Turkey
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48284-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48284-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48283-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83904-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 164
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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