The Transformation of Regime and Gender Inequality in Turkey

  • Adem Yavuz Elveren


The common perception in the West was that, with the AKP, Turkey had finally overcome the enduring Islamist versus secularist societal split, and it was believed that ‘New Turkey’ of the Muslim democratic AKP could be a role model for the Arab World. However, history has proved correct the alternative narrative by Turkey’s secular elite that the AKP or Erdoğan ’s hidden agenda is to replace Kemalist ideology with an authoritarian Islamic one. This chapter provides a brief account of this radical transformation, focusing on the welfare regime and education system.


Justice and Development Party Welfare state Authoritarianism Islamiccharity Gender Religious education 


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