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Conspiracy Theory in Turkey: A Comparative Analysis of the 2013 Gezi Protests and the 2016 Coup Attempt

de Medeiros, Julian (2017) Conspiracy Theory in Turkey: A Comparative Analysis of the 2013 Gezi Protests and the 2016 Coup Attempt. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:71293)

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Abstract

'Conspiracy Theory in Turkey' can best be described as a philosophical reflection on the Gezi and Coup

by virtue of the State response thereto, which in both cases was one of the accusations of conspiracy against

interpretations and 'paranoid' narratives, I propose a blend of 'framing theory' (as used primarily in the

Charles Pigden1), with occasional inspiration taken from literary theory (in particular, the notion of 'reading'

conspiracy, I look into the conditions from which it arises and according to what logic and narratives it is

theory (mostly Freudian, with some Lacanian concepts borrowed from Slavoj Zizek's work). I will now

that they are used to enhance what is at heart a work of comparative politics; that is to say, a comparative

account of the role of conspiracy theory in the 2013 Gezi protests and 2016 coup attempt.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Loizides, Neophytos
Thesis advisor: MacKenzie, Iain
Uncontrolled keywords: Turkish Studies, Conspiracy Theory, Social Movement Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 14:10 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 04:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71293 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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