Labour law reform in Turkey in the 2000s: The devil is not just in the detail but also in the legal texts

Ozdemir A., Yucesan-Ozdemir G.

ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY, vol.27, no.2, pp.311-331, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0143831x06060592
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-331
  • Keywords: industrial relations, international division of labour, labour legislation, labour process, peripheral capitalism


This study examines how the balance of power has changed between the parties in industrial relations in the area of individual labour law in Turkey in the 2000s. It analyses the new Labour Act of Turkey with regard to changes in the notion of subordination and changing working conditions. It presents a definition of 'the new employer' as the representative of the flexible company.