• S. Kaya - La réfraction politique du champ judiciaire en Turquie

    Sümbül Kaya, "La réfraction politique du champ judiciaire en Turquie" in Dynamiques des tournants autoritaires, Maya Collombon et Lilian Mathieu (dir.), Les croquants, sociopo, Août 2021.

    Russie, Turquie, Brésil, Pologne, Venezuela, Nicaragua… La liste s’allonge des pays connaissant un tournant autoritaire. Accroissement de la répression, restriction des libertés publiques et mise sous tutelle de nombreux secteurs sociaux participent d’un durcissement généralisé des modes de gouvernement, qui semble aujourd’hui affecter y compris les démocraties les plus anciennes et les plus solides. 

    L’ambition de cet ouvrage est de renouveler la question classique de l’autoritarisme, en repérant plutôt les processus qui font évoluer – parfois louvoyer – certains régimes de la démocratie vers un exercice brutal ou arbitraire du pouvoir. Les tournants autoritaires sont ici appréhendés sur le registre non de la rupture mais de la reconfiguration : les différents cas historiques ou contemporains présentés substituent la temporalité moyenne d’une recomposition des régimes politiques dans et par laquelle il est possible d’abuser du pouvoir.

  • S. Kaya, B. Balcı - Ideological Interventions in the Covid-19 Health Crisis in Turkey by Power, Politics, and Religion

    S. Kaya, B. Balcı - "Ideological Interventions in the Covid-19 Health Crisis in Turkey by Power, Politics, and Religion", Turkish Policy Quarterly 20(2) NATO in the Next Decade: Challenges and Opportunities, 2021. 

    This article aims at analyzing the various ideological interventions, prompted by the pandemic in Turkey, in the fields of power, politics, and religion. In the context of a country where politics and religion are intimately connected, and of a particular Turkish experience with few parallels in the Muslim world, our investigation will be two-fold: how to calculate the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the Turkish political field, and secondly, how has the religious world reacted in backing up politics in this crisis. We shall be investigating the effects of the crisis on the established power, and on the orientations of national and international policy in a health crisis. Lastly, we need to examine the role of religion in the management of the crisis. First, however, let us look at the state of the country when the crisis first hit Turkey.

  • SALLE CEZAYIR - Table ronde - Evangelicals in Istanbul today - 25/10/2018 (2)

    Jeudi 25 octobre 2018 entre 17h-20h à la salle Cezayir

    dans le cadre du colloque « Missionnaires en qualité d’experts »
    interventions en anglais
     
    Evangelicals in Istanbul today 
     
    Public discourses and politics tend to associate Christianity in Turkey with the inside ethnic minorities (Eastern Christianity) and foreign proselyte activities (Western missions). As to Protestantism, most academic works focuses on the history of American missions among Ottoman Armenians and their historical legacies, while the activities of Northern Evangelicals are designated as a threat to national unity in an extensive literature. This roundtable aims to introduce to a wide audience some realities concerning evangelical presences in Istanbul today, emphasizing on their legal arrangements, social inclusion, and concrete practices. We will point out issues regarding the local links and belongings and the religious dynamics practiced by evangelical Christians in Istanbul, whether local citizens (of Christian or Muslim background) or international immigrants (of Southern or Western origin).