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The Cultural Political Economy of the Construction Industry in Turkey analyses the growth of the popularity of the AKP, the Turkish president Erdogan’s political party, through the lens of the construction sector. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the question of hegemony and the electoral success of the AKP – despite frequent economic downturns and ferocious political conflicts including a coup attempt and rekindled armed struggle against the Kurdish movement. In this book, Karatepe critically examines the party’s ability to satisfy the needs and wishes of different classes. By taking the construction sector as an example, the book also offers an analysis on the changes in the urban landscape of modern Turkey.