New Fall Webinars: Comparative Views from Turkey

We are happy to announce three new webinars this Fall as part of our virtual series, Contested Reproduction of States and Societies in Financialized Capitalism: Comparative Views from Turkey, in partnership with Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu (Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey) and Dr. Ali Rıza Güngen (Visiting Professor, York University, Canada). These webinars follow our two-day virtual workshop this past June. 

Webinar #1:
September 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Extractivism, State and Socio-Environmental Struggles: Turkey and Ecuador Compared
Dr. Coşku Çelik,
Visiting Assistant Professor, York University, Canada presenting Extractivism in the Countryside of Turkey: Coercion, Containment and Struggle
Dr. Duygu Avcı, Independent Researcher, Turkey presenting The Remaking of the State and Possibilities for Socio-Environmental Struggle in Ecuador

Webinar #2:
October 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Financialization, Labour and the State: Turkey, Poland and the U.S. Compared
Dr. Özgür Orhangazi, Professor, Kadir Has University, Turkey presenting Fed-sponsored financialization from the 2008 GFC to the 2020 Covid-19 shock
Dr. Ümit Akçay, Visiting Professor, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany presenting Does the crisis in the 'center' account for widening the policy space in the ‘periphery’? Reflections from Turkey and Poland

Webinar #3:
November 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Politics of Corruption and State Transformation: Turkey and China Compared
Dr. Pınar Bedirhanoğlu,
Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey presenting State-Capital Relations in Turkey under the AKP Rule: Corruption, Clientelism, or a New Form of State?
Dr. Ceren Ergenç,
Assistant Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China presenting Corruption and Anti-Corruption as Class Consolidation in Post-Socialist China