Istanbul: the Neo-Authoritarian City in the Age of Neoliberalism

This post originally appeared in June 2016 on The Proto City, an Urban Studies blog run by researchers at the University of Amsterdam.

The concept of neoliberalism has revealed similarities between urban developments and resistance movements across the globe, demonstrating the deeper unifying threads of the contemporary configuration of capitalism that connect diverse urban contexts. This blog explores how the present neo-authoritarian Turkish government drives spatial change in other, distinctive ways that contrast with neoliberalism, instead using Islamist and neo-Ottomanist strategies to retain, and produce spatial representations of, its power. Read on at The Proto City



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