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


Sengul H.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW, vol.25, no.2, pp.153-168, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.3828/idpr.25.2.3
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-168

Abstract

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.