Actors, legal formation and authenticity in Islamic banking and organic agriculture in Turkey

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Çetrez, Özgür Rahşan (2016) Actors, legal formation and authenticity in Islamic banking and organic agriculture in Turkey. [Thesis]

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This dissertation investigates how new organizational forms with explicit moral claims take shape as various actors make, revise, and evaluate symbolic claims and concrete practices. To this end, I inductively examine Islamic banking and organic agriculture in Turkey throughout their history spanning three decades to understand how Islamic banking and organic agriculture are conceptualized, codified into law, translated into commercial products, and communicated to various audiences. I find that in both industries the question of ‘alignment’ to an ‘ideal’, the ideal being informed by the alternative codes of, Islamic law in the case of Islamic banking, and the rules of Nature in the case of organic agriculture was persistent throughout the history of these industries. Debates over authenticity of practices, definitions and purposes in relation to the ‘ideal’ included deliberate discussions of the sources and the nature of that ‘ideal’ facilitating ever detailed accounts of the ‘ideal’ and influencing the practices and the law and regulations along the way. In explicating the connection between construction of meanings and practices and their relation to authenticity, this dissertation provides insights into how authenticity concerns as conforming to a sacralized ideal play out in the trajectory of new organizational forms with moral claims.

Item Type:Thesis
Additional Information:Yükseköğretim Kurulu Tez Merkezi Tez No: 432350.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Organizational forms. -- Authenticity. -- Islamic banking. -- Organic agriculture. -- Turkey. -- -- Organizational theories. -- Participatory banking. -- Örgütsel biçimler. -- Otantisite. -- Katılım Bankacılığı. -- Organik tarım. -- Türkiye. -- Örgüt kuramları. -- Otantiklik.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ID Code:34777
Deposited By:IC-Cataloging
Deposited On:10 May 2018 15:35
Last Modified:25 Mar 2019 17:27

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