State vs. Academy: The Academy Under Surveillance

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This article mainly examines the authoritarian shift of Turkish state which has dramatically escalated after July 15, the failed coup attempt. While analyzing how state power in Turkey attempts to suppress dissident and opposite voices, I will particularly focus on the exercises of state in order to control the realm of knowledge production. The state surveillance in Turkey is a complex mixture of the sovereign power, disciplinary mechanisms, and digital surveillance. After a brief discussion on the state surveillance on academy in Turkey, I will argue the conditions imposed to the dismissed academicians by the state as a modern form of Agamben's bare life.

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