Social Networks in Ottoman Reform | Yonca Köksal

E 427 | How do social networks determine the results of government reform? In this episode we examine this quesiton during the Tanzimat reform era (1839-76) with historical sociologist Yonca Köksal. Her research focuses on the differing outcomes of the Tanzimat in two core provinces of the Ottoman Empire, Ankara and Edirne. Applying social network analysis to imperial correspondence and provincial petitions, Köksal shows how differing network structures could lead to different outcomes in government reforms, empowering local dynasties in some areas and giving rise to cross-confessional coalitions in others. See more at: https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2019/09/socialnetworks.html Yonca Köksal is Associate Professor at the Department of History at Koç Univeristy. Her research focuses on political and historical sociology, state formation, nationalism, and the 19th century Ottoman Empire. Matthew Ghazarian is a Ph.D. Candidate in Columbia University's Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, African Studies. His research focuses on the intersections of sectarianism, humanitarianism, and famine in central and eastern Anatolia between 1839 and 1893. CREDITS Episode No. 427 Release Date: September 17 2019 Recording Location: Istanbul Audio editing by Matthew Ghazarian Music: "Istanbul" by Karagüneş Bibliography courtesy of Yonca Köksal and images courtesy of the Library Congress Available at: https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2019/09/socialnetworks.html


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