Youth activists and occupygezi: patterns of social change in public policy and in civic and political activism in Turkey

Cristiano Bee, Stavroula Chrona

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-181
Number of pages25
JournalTurkish Studies
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jan 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Jan 2017



  • active citizenship
  • civic participation
  • civil society
  • engagement
  • Gezi park protests
  • occupygezi
  • political participation
  • public policy analysis
  • youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations

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