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BaşlıkEveryday Forms of State Power and the Kurds in the Early Turkish Republic
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Yayın AdıInternational Journal of Middle East Studies
ÖzetThis article analyzes the exercise of state authority in Kurdish areas in the early Turkish Republic and discusses the state's ineffectiveness in dominating these areas. It argues that the mere existence of a highly ambitious social-engineering project, increased state presence in the region, and military power does not mean high levels of state capacity. Based on primary documents, this article discusses the problems of autonomy, coherence, and implementation that the Turkish state encountered in its nation-building project. It shows how the state's ideological rigidities and its shortage of resources and dedicated personnel undermined its capacity to control and shape the Kurdish areas. While the state attempted to regulate citizens’ private lives in Kurdish areas, the local society also tried to mold state employees in accordance with its own interests. A blurred boundary between the state and society was one of the unintended consequences of increased state presence in everyday life.
YazarAslan, Senem
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Yayın Tarihi12/04/2020 02:05:00
Sayfa Sayısı75-93
ISSN1471-6380, 0020-7438
KünyeAslan, Senem. “Everyday Forms of State Power and the Kurds in the Early Turkish Republic” International Journal of Middle East Studies , 12/04/2020 02:05:00, 75-93.