The main aim of this thesis is to explore the operation of the ideological discourse
in Turkey that 'liberalisation in economy brings liberalisation in politics'. This
early claim of the modernization theorists has been renewed in the age of
globalization with the assumption that the state is in decline; statism in the
economy is corning to end and as a result of this, democracy, civil society and
citizenship are flourishing. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.