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Social Cash Transfer in Turkey

Toward Market Citizenship

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • The first considered treatment of humanitarian cash transfer programs in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis

  • Provides an empirical contribution to the debates on markets and citizenship

  • Contextualises the turn to market-based instruments in Turkish public policymaking.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Citizens, Markets, and Turkey

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 1-11Open Access
  3. Origins and Consequences of Market Citizenship

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 13-42Open Access
  4. The Turkish Context

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 43-71Open Access
  5. Cash Transfer with Turkish Characteristics: Two Local Examples

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 73-87Open Access
  6. Cash Transfer and Humanitarian Assistance

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 89-113Open Access
  7. The Consequences of Ambiguity: Designing and Implementing the ESSN

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 115-142Open Access
  8. Does Cash Transfer Promote Market Citizenship?

    • Ceren Ark-Yıldırım, Marc Smyrl
    Pages 143-149Open Access

About this book

This open access book asks whether cash-transfer programs for very low-income households promote social and economic citizenship and, if so, under what conditions. To this end, it brings together elements that are too often considered separately: the transformation of social and economic citizenship rights in a market-centered context, and the increasing popularity of cash transfer as an instrument both of social policy and humanitarian action. We link these by juxtaposing theoretical treatment of citizenship and inclusion with concrete policy case studies set in contemporary Turkey. Cases are taken both from domestic social policy and international relief efforts aimed at Syrian refugees. Theoretical discussion and case studies lead to the conclusion that cash transfer programs can promote economic and social inclusion – if deployed at an appropriate scale; if sufficient financial, technical, and social resources are available; and if program design and implementation promotes market inclusion of beneficiaries both as consumers and workers. 

Ceren Ark-Yıldırım is Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration of Istanbul University, Turkey. Her research focuses on migration, cash transfer programs, and urban governance, and has appeared in journals such as Turkish Studies and South European Policy and Politics

Marc Smyrl is Associate Professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Montpellier, France, where he directs the MA program in International Cooperation and Development. His research on comparative social policy has appeared in journals such as Governance and the Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • market citizenship
  • migration policy
  • refugees
  • cash transfer programs
  • humanitarian assistance
  • Turkey
  • public policy
  • non-governmental organisations
  • social cash transfer
  • citizenship
  • social policy
  • migration policy
  • European Union
  • forced migration
  • refugee policy
  • ESSN
  • humanitarian assistance
  • humanitarian cash-transfer
  • migration

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Ceren Ark-Yıldırım

  • Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

    Marc Smyrl

About the authors

Ceren Ark-Yıldırım is Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration of Istanbul University, Turkey. Her research focuses on migration, cash transfer programs, and urban governance, and has appeared in journals such as Turkish Studies and South European Policy and Politics

Marc Smyrl is Associate Professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Montpellier, France, where he directs the MA program in International Cooperation and Development. His research on comparative social policy has appeared in journals such as Governance and the Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law

 

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USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)