The research puzzle that our paper focuses on is the struggle of youth organizations to have their voice heard in public policy processes. We examine the implications of occupygezi in establishing, or not, a new relationship with the political domain and policy makers in Turkey. By drawing on a policy analysis framework, this paper looks at whether occupygezi opened up new windows of opportunities for social and political change for youth activists in Turkey. In doing so, we rely upon the results of a number of in-depth interviews conducted in 2015/16 in Turkey with representatives of youth organizations.
|Title of host publication||Conventional Versus Non-conventional Political Participation in Turkey|
|Subtitle of host publication||Dimensions, Means, and Consequences|
|Editors||Cristiano Bee, Ayhan Kaya|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Dec 2017|
Bee, C., & Chrona, S. (2017). Youth activists and occupygezi: patterns of social change in public policy and in civic and political activism in Turkey. In C. Bee, & A. Kaya (Eds.), Conventional Versus Non-conventional Political Participation in Turkey: Dimensions, Means, and Consequences Routledge.