State formation from below: the Turkish case

Hunt A., Tokluoglu C.

SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, cilt.39, sa.4, ss.617-624, 2002 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0362-3319(02)00235-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.617-624


This essay focuses on the state-formation theory through the lens of the Turkish state-formation experience. The movements of resistance against state-formation in Turkey such as the internal struggles based on ideological and cultural factors, social banditry, military desertion, ethnic and religiously inspired uprisings, and non-Muslim and non-Turkish opposition are analyzed in the context of a model which has been developed in this study. According to this model state-formation is linked to a wide range of practices of social resistance. To provide the means of exploring the mechanisms of the processes of state-formation that are unintended and unplanned responses provoked by various types of resistance, their impact, not directly on institutional state-formation, but rather on the cultural and ideological dimensions of the same processes has to be carved out. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.