Topics

"PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL CHANGES IN TURKEY AND TURKEY OF THE FUTURE"


I) ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE CHANGES: FROM THE OLD STRUCTURE TO NEW TURKEY

1)Changes of Social Structure

1.1 Change of Social Institutions

1.2 Society and CulturalChanges

1.3 Value Systems and Interaction


2)Questions of Historical and Social Changes in Turkey

1.Modernisation Issues in Turkey: From Empire to Republic

1.1 Modernisation and Building National Identity

1.2 Westernization and Indigenous Culture: Value Conflicts

1.3 Problems of Political Changes: Democratization and Anti-DemocraticTendencies,Military Coups, Interventions

1.4 Transformation Process of the State and Politics in Turkey: From the Democratic Party (DP) to the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti)


2.Problems of Social and Economic Development

2.1 Turkey: from RuralSociety to Urban Society: Industrilisation, Urbanisation, Metropolization, Suburban Culture, Migration

2.2 The Exchange of Social Relations: Formation of Social Classes, Recommunion, Individualization

2.3 Unemployment, Poverty, Deprivation



II) PROBLEMS OF CULTURAL CHANGE: SOCIAL VALUES, CHANGES, IDENTITY

1) Cultural Dissolution/Differentiation of Values/Conflicts of Values

2) Problems of Cultural Dissolution
2.1 Problems of Identity Crisis
2.2 Social Exclusion
2.3 Social Conflicts

3) Social Integration and SocialValues
3.1 Religion and Culture

3.2 Education and Values

3.3 Social Ethics and Values



III. GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGES
1)Problems of Postmodernity

Social Unrest

Crisis of Trust

Risk and Uncertainty

Isolation of Individuals, Alienation, Social Selfishness

Social Insensitivity


2)Problems of Social Changes in the West

2.1 Transformation of the Post-Industrial Society: Thevalues of the West

2.2 Intellectual and Political Crisis in the West: From Enlightenment to Present

2.3 Islamophobia, Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Democratic Tendencies, Global Terorand Proxy Wars


3) Theeffects of the Global Wave toTurkey

3.1 Media, Communication, Cultural Exchange

Digital World

Social Media and Networks

Digital Popular Culture

3.2 The Effects of the Global Processto the Changes in Turkey


4) Migration as a Global Problem

Refugees

International Aidand Migration

Refugees in Turkey

Migration Policy



IV. DIRECTION OF CHANGES AND THE FUTURE

1) From Tradition to Future: History, Society, Changes
2) Turkey’s Cultural Heritage and theVision of theFuture: Opportunities for the New Civilization
3) Globalization, Crisis of Civilizations and the Latest Pursuits