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Das türkische Welfare-Regime unter der AKP : Vom konservativen südeuropäischen zum muslimischen Typus?

Trucco, Noemi

In:, 2017, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Forum: 2.1

Due to two distinct historical features – a strong state and rigid laicism – the Turkish welfare state used to be strongly fragmented, hierarchical and corporatist. As such, it assigned a central role to the social institution of the family. With Turkey’s increasing integration into the global economy in the 1980s, new forms of poverty developed, and the welfare state’s funding came...