SOUTH EUROPEAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS, vol.16, no.4, pp.555-573, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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SOUTH EUROPEAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS
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Turkey, gender policy, AKP, feminism, neoliberal-conservative, patriarchy, DEVELOPMENT PARTY, WOMEN, DISCOURSES, ISLAMIST, POLITICS, JUSTICE
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.