Legal experiences of workers: A case study from Turkey


Aydin D. H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW CRIME AND JUSTICE, vol.64, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2020.100452
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW CRIME AND JUSTICE
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, FRANCIS, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Political Science Complete, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Focusing on people's experiences in the legal system is one way to explain the relationship between law and society. This study aims to grasp labour law and working life in Turkey from the perspectives of workers. This bottom-up qualitative research is an attempt to reveal workers' legal experiences and consciousness. Workers' narratives about their court processes concentrate on three key topics: Security, predictability, and visibility. These three perspectives reflect the expectations of workers in the legal system. Since various facts arising from workers' legal experiences compose precarious justice, which, in this study, will be discussed as the reflections of working life to the legal system.