About this book
Bringing together a mixture of theoretical discussion, political analyses and illustrative case studies, this volume provides the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the tension between environmental protection and economic development in Turkey. Through its dual focus on democratization and modernization, this book also makes an important contribution to the literature on politics in contemporary Turkey. It identifies and analyses the forces underwriting the growth of environmental social movements, investigates the impacts these movements have on development and modernization, and above all, evaluates the role played by environmental movements in the democratization process of Turkey.
Introduction, Fikret Adaman and Murat Arsel; Modernization, Development and Democratization: Reflexive developmentalism? Toward an environmental critique of modernization, Murat Arsel; Modernity, democracy, and civil society, E. Fuat Keyman; Main Players: The state, civil society, and environmentalism, Zulkuf Aydin; Non-state actors and environmentalism, Cigdem Adem; The impact of the European Union on environmental policy, Rana Izci; Assessing the efficacy of transnational advocacy networks, Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu; The role of business in environmental policy-making, Sema Kalaycioglu and Feride Gonel; The greening of Islamic politics: a godsend for the environment?, Barbara Pusch; Issue Areas and Case Studies: Energy politics and policy, Kamil Kaygusuz and Murat Arsel; Development alla Turca: the Southeast Anatolia development project (GAP), Ali Carkoglu and Mine Eder; Negotiating inequalities: democracy, gender, and politics of difference in water user groups of southeastern Turkey, Leila M. Harris; Transformations in urban structure and the environment in Istanbul, Caglar Keyder; Toward more sustainable urban policies? The case of Yalova, Begum Ozkaynak; Biodiversity and biotechnology in the agriculture sector, Zuhre Aksoy; Making tourism sustainable: prospects and pitfalls, Cevat Tosun and Alan Fyall; The Bergama Imbroglio, Murat Arsel; Particularistic interactions: State (in)capacity, civil society, and disaster management, Hande Paker; Conclusion: development and democratization in an era of environmental crisis, Fikret Adaman and Murat Arsel; Index.
Fikret Adaman is Professor at the Department of Economics, Bogazici University, Turkey. Dr Murat Arsel is Lecturer and Research Associate in the Environmental Studies Program, at the University of Chicago, USA.