Right to public space and right to democracy: The role of social media in Gezi Park

  title={Right to public space and right to democracy: The role of social media in Gezi Park},
  author={Stavroula Chrona and Cristiano Bee},
  journal={Research and Policy on Turkey},
  pages={49 - 61}
  • S. Chrona, C. Bee
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Research and Policy on Turkey
Gezi Park represents a unique example of a mobilization process focused on the right to public space and democracy in Turkey, where forms of bottom up active citizenship have emerged in order to bring forward demands for environmental and social justice. This paper is focused on the role of social media in triggering the protests and in establishing these two central frames. By conducting a discourse analysis of social media content, we provide an overview of the principal narratives that… Expand
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