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Issue 20 – Materialist Feminism

Editors: Demet Özmen, Nevra Akdemir Patriarchy and Informal Work: Unpaid Family Workers of Istanbul’s Garment Ateliers Saniye Dedeoğlu The result of implementation of export-oriented industrialization strategies has been the impressive growth of garment production in Turkey. Supported by the flexible production…

Issue 19 – Capital in Turkey: Fundamental Tendencies and Strategies

Editors: Ebru Deniz Ozan, İbrahim Gündoğdu, Nuray Ergüneş, Fuat Ercan, Metin Altıok, Pınar Bedirhanoğlu Mapping Capital: Towards An Alternative Conceptual Apparatus Fuat Ercan This article attempts to build a new conceptual apparatus for the mapping of capital. It criticizes both liberal-individualist…

Issue 18 – Historiography II

Editors:  Ateş Uslu, Attila Aytekin, Burak Gürel, Fatih Yaşlı, Ferdan Ergut, Fuat Özdinç, Güçlü Ateşoğlu, Sinan Yıldırmaz Democrat Party and its Period: In Search of the “Lost” Times in the Left Historiography Sinan Yıldırmaz Except some keywords, which are mostly…

Issue 17 – Historiography I

Editors: Ateş Uslu, Attila Aytekin, Burak Gürel, Fatih Yaşlı, Ferdan Ergut, Fuat Özdinç, Güçlü Ateşoğlu, Sinan Yıldırmaz Major Controversies in Materialist Historiography Şebnem Oğuz Marxist historiography is dominated by the idea that the motor of historical change is the conflict between…

Issue 16 – Everyday Life and Labour Processes

Editors: Besime Şen, Bülent Batuman, Nazır Kapusuz, Nevra Akdemir, Sinan Yıldırmaz, Tolga Tören Productive and Unproductive Labour: An Attempt at Clarification and Classification Sungur Savran, E. Ahmet Tonak This article starts out by trying to demonstrate why the distinction between…

Issue 15 – Marxism and Scale Question

Editors: Hülya Kendir, İbrahim Gündoğdu, Koray Yılmaz, Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ, Selime Güzelsarı, Tarık Şengül On Contributions of the ‘Scalar Approach’ in Explaining the Rise of Cities and Regions Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ’s article discusses the contributions the scale approach…

Issue 14 – Lessons from Latin America: Neoliberalism, Crisis and Social Struggle

Editors: Aylin Topal, Burak Sönmezer, Ecehan Balta, Fuat Özdinç, Galip Yalman, Pınar Bedirhanoğlu, Şebnem Oğuz The Oppressed and Politics in Latin America: At the Beginnings of a New History Çiğdem Çıdamlı This paper examines the dynamics of the new social…

Issue 13 – Contemporary Marxist Currents

Editors: Burak Gürel, Cenk Saraçoğlu, E. Ahmet Tonak, Erkal Ünal, Fatih Yaşlı, Mustafa Bayram Mısır, Nazım Güveloğlu Contours of Anglo-Saxon Marxism Alex Callinicos This paper evaluates the place of Marxist theory in the Anglo-Saxon world. Starting with the 1930s, this paper…

Issue 12 – Political Parties in Turkey

Editors: Ali Ekber Doğan (Coordinator), E. Atilla Aytekin, Mustafa Bayram Mısır, Mustafa Şener, Sevilay Kaygalak The Impacts of the Transformation of Liberal Democracy on Political Parties in the Neoliberal Age Nazım Güveloğlu In the recent decades. parallel to the increasing predominance…

Issue 11 – Struggle for Hegemony in International Relations

Editor: Beycan Mura The Distinctive Features of US Imperialism Haluk Gerger This article, after granting that the US as an aggressive and self-centered country is not essentially different from its predecessors, argues that it is still different from some respects.…

Issue 10 – Capitalism and Democracy

Editor: Sonay Bayramoğlu A Critique of the “Equality-Blind” Democratisation Programme of the Bourgeoisie Metin Özuğurlu The paper attempts at revealing a basic paradox characterizing Turkish politics: On the one hand the society is marked by Sharp class-based contradictions between Capital…

Issue 9 – From Regulation to Re-regulation: Restructuring of Capitalism in Turkey and the Changing Role of the State

Editor: Demet Dinler The Critique of the “Strong State Tradition” Thesis in Turkey Demet Dinler In the analysis of state/society relations the dominant paradigm in Turkey is the one which takes State and society as two separate entities and which…

Issue 8 – Class Debates

Editor: Mustafa Bayram Mısır Marx and Class Tülin Ongen This article intends to propose a theoretical insight into the marxist class analysis. Therefore, it mainly attempts to indicate the distinctiveness of Marxist class theory, through an examination of most contraversial…

Issue 7 – Globalization, Imperialism: What to be Done? How to Resist?

Editors: Ali Ekber Doğan, Burak Sönmezer Neoliberal Globalization and the Concept of Development Erinç Yeldan Neoliberal globalization is the dominant mode of thinking in the macroeconomic policy agenda at the current juncture. Broadly defined, globalization is meant to be the…

Issue 6 – Material and Intellectual Sources of Socialism in Turkey

Editor: Gokhan Atılgan The Genesis of Socialist Thought in Turkey: The Predominance of Conjuncture Metin Çulhaoğlu While highlighting some primary factors influencing the genesis of socialist thought in Turkey in its early years, Çulhaoğlu argues that the theoretical background of…