New Grounds for Patriarchy in Turkey? Gender Policy in the Age of AKP


Cosar S., Yegenoglu M.

SOUTH EUROPEAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS, vol.16, no.4, pp.555-573, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13608746.2011.571919
  • Title of Journal : SOUTH EUROPEAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-573

Abstract

This article addresses the gender policies of the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi-Justice and Development Party) government in Turkey. It is argued that AKP's period in government has been marked by the emergence of a new mode of patriarchy. The article aims at a tentative conceptualisation of this new mode of patriarchy in terms of neoliberal, nationalist and religious discourses in comparison with the already existing republican and liberal modes of patriarchy.