ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH: Police Restructuring in Turkey: A Feminist-Materialist Critique

23 September 2021 17:00 to 18:30 | Online

The seminar will be held via Zoom, please register for details, thank you.

A BIAA-I.B.Tauris Series Joint Online Book Launch with Funda Hülagü (University of Marburg), chaired by Ceren Lord (Oxford University).

Thursday 23 September 2021 | 17:00-18:30 (London UTC+1) | 19:00-20:30 (Ankara UTC+3) | Online

Funda Hülagü asks how the supposedly liberalizing project of police reform in Turkey has become central to Justice and Development Party’s increasingly authoritarian governance. Engaging state theory and a gender analytical perspective, Hülagü will trace the implementation of security sector reform in Turkey, showing how various agents, including liberal policy-makers, Turkish police and the feminist movement in Turkey have contributed to and resisted growing police powers.

Find out more and purchase Police Reform in Turkey: Human Security, Gender and State Violence under Erdoğan by Funda Hülagü via Bloomsbury.

Funda Hülagü is on the teaching staff at the University of Marburg, Germany. She has published several articles in journals such as Science & Society, Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, and Gender: Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft. She is one of the co-editors of the book, Turkey’s New State in the Making: Transformations in Legality, Economy and Coercion (2020, Zed). She is the author of Police Reform in Turkey: Human Security, Gender and State Violence under Erdoğan (2021, I.B. Tauris).


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