Articles by Saygun Gokariksel

About Saygun Gokariksel

Saygun Gökarıksel is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He got his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and M.A. at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. His research concerns the reckoning with the communist past in Poland and Eastern Europe, especially lustration, with a focus on law, state and class formation, rightwing populism, and neoliberal globalization. He was a co-editor of an on-line forum on social movements at the Council for European Studies, Columbia University. His writings and political commentaries appeared in journals and forums across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. He's been involved in collectives engaging in themes of equality, justice, and emancipation.

Turkey: the coup inside out

The Realness of the Coup “İçimiz dışımız darbe oldu.”[1] From toes to head the coup absorbed us. The coup has produced many pedestrian-experts, trying to gauge the coup’s hidden internal and external dynamics. This hermeneutics of the secret owes much of its power to a monumental failure… The failure of what could have turned out to be a horrible coup has exposed what it takes to engage in such a level of coordinated military and civic action leading to a coup. There are so many speculative theories and analyses, often bordering on conspiracy theories: rumors, unfinished scenarios, newly reveale ..