Understanding the moral economy of state-civil society relationships: Islam, women’s NGOs and rights-based advocacy in Turkey

Nazlı Kazanoğlu*, Markus Ketola

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Abstract

The implementation of neoliberal welfare frameworks since the ascendancy of the Justice and Development Party in 2002 has led to a fundamental reorientation of the state-civil society relationship, where non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been given wide-reaching roles in the delivery of welfare. In the field of family policy, the NGOs benefitting from such policies are largely faith-based organizations with close relationships with the AKP government. Based on interviews with Turkish women’s NGOs (WNGOs), this article studies the intersections of gender, family, civil society, and the state to shed light on the development of contemporary welfare policy in Turkey.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTurkish Studies
Early online date10 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • ciivil society organizations
  • Justice and Development Party
  • moral economy
  • Turkey
  • welfare policy
  • women’s organizations

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