On the trajectory of urbanisation in Turkey - An attempt at periodisation


Sengul H.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW, cilt.25, ss.153-168, 2003 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3828/idpr.25.2.3
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.153-168

Özet

The main objective of this article is to provide a periodisation of the Turkish urban experience by dividing it into three distinct phases: the urbanisation of the state in the context of nation-state formation; the urbanisation of labour power in the context of rapid migration from rural areas; and finally the urbanisation of capital in the context of globalisation. The article argues that recent trends point to a striking socio-spatial polarisation as well as to fragmentation in the Turkish cities.