Order and Compromise : Government Practices in Turkey from the Late Ottoman Empire to the Early 21st Century
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia
AYMES Marc - Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Publishing director)
GOURISSE Benjamin - Université Paris-Dauphine (Publishing director)
MASSICARD Elise - Centre de recherches internationales (Publishing director)
Boston : Brill Publishers
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia
436 p.
Turkey, Ottoman, Politics and government, Public action
Order and Compromise questions the historicity of government practices in Turkey from the late Ottoman Empire up to the present day. It explores how institutions at work are being framed by constant interactions with non-institutional characters from various social realms. This volume thus approaches the state-society continuum as a complex and shifting system of positions. Inasmuch as they order and ordain, state authorities leave room for compromise, something which has hitherto been little studied in concrete terms. By combining in-depth case studies with an interdisciplinary conceptual framework, this collection helps apprehend the morphology and dynamics of public action and state-society relations in Turkey. (Résumé éditeur)

1. Order and Compromise: The Concrete Realities of Public Action in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, Benjamin Gourisse 2. Defective Agency, Marc Aymes 3. Is it Time to Stop Speaking about Ottoman Modernisation?, Olivier Bouquet 4. The Linguist and the Politician: The Türk Dil Kurumu and the Field of Power in the 1930-40s, Emmanuel Szurek 5. An Imposed or a Negotiated Laiklik? The Administration of the Teaching of Islam in Single-Party Turkey, Nathalie Clayer 6. “The Military Seize the Law”: The Drafting of the 1961 Constitution, Nicolas Camelio 7. Institutional Cooperation and Substitution: the Ottoman Police and Justice System at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Noémi Lévy Aksu 8. The State without the Public: Some Conjectures about the Administration for Collective Housing (TOKİ), Jean-François Pérouse 9. Heritage as a Category of Public Policy in the Southeastern Anatolia Region, Muriel Girard, Clémence Scalbert Yücel 10. European Policies to Support “Civil Society”: Embodying a Form of Public Action, Claire Visier 11. The Incomplete Civil Servant? The Figure of the Neighbourhood Headman (Muhtar), Élise Massicard 12. Military Domination by Donations, Anouck Gabriela Corte-Real Pinto 13. Women’s Shelters as State Institutions, Berna Ekal 14. The Socialisation of Those Called up for “Training in the Love of the Motherland” as Part of Military Service in Turkey, Sümbül Kaya 15. Officialdom and the Woman Who Was 'Meant to Be Dead': The Ethnography of an Exfoliation, Benoît Fliche 16. Deceptive Agency, Marc Aymes