November 12, 2008
Assist. Prof. Zeynep Gambetti
CRISIS AND VIOLENCE AS ASPECTS OF NEOLIBERAL POWER
Assist. Prof. Zeynep Gambetti from Boğaziçi University, Department of Political Science and International Relations talked on the relationship between neoliberal policies and the escalation of lynch cases in Turkey. Gambetti designated “society watch” as the key notion in this issue and showed how these lynch cases can be analysed in frame of the concept of “post-peace accord violence”.
Gambetti stressed the linkage between the neoliberal system and violence, and told that neoliberalism grows with violence and crisis. She pointed at the importance of Foucault’s study titled “Security, Territory, Population” to better understand the relationship between neoliberalism and violence. The meeting ended with the comments and questions of the participants.