Entries provide an innovative mix of text and multimedia content and open a window onto the diverse approaches to politics by the social sciences. They are organized in six categories: Objects, Tools, Impacts, Readings, Circulations and Controversies.
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Impacts: reflects on how certain events give rise to new research areas or lead to problematizing objects or classical approaches in a new way.

Readings: looks at how the major texts of the social sciences analyzing politics have been read and interpreted over time.

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Public Sphere in Modern Societies

Since the eighteen century, the public-private distinction has structured our societies. While in the private sphere, the individual builds a relationship to himself and develops as unique being, in the public sphere, the different social actors voice their opinions about what should be the general interest and thus contribute to building the notion of the common good.

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Doing Social Sciences

Guided by a few intuitions and armed with their reflexivity, social scientists build their objects, elaborate investigative devices and interpret the field data. Thus, the scientific approach contributes to a better understading of our world.

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From the Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Turkey

Turkey has been, since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian drift, at the heart of the key issues affecting, both the national and international marketplace. The Entries presented here raise the question of the relationship to power in a long-term perspective. They highlight the role played by different social actors such as the State, the local notables, etc., in the process of modernisation as well as the ways of channelling the state domination yesterday and today.