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Contemporary Approaches in Humanities

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Günther Löschnigg and Rasim Yilmaz

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Information, Power, and Law (Hakan Karakehya)

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Hakan Karakehya*

Information, Power, and Law

1. Introduction

In today’s society, the importance of information increases constantly, as it is often stated. Knowing about the universe, society, people, nature, and the rules that control the nature brings ease of life to individuals or groups as well as provides them with an area of power to the extent of their knowledge. In this regard, getting to know things is usually achieved by examination and surveillance. Therefore, it can be stated that one needs to know to get power, and surveillance to get to know. In order to be in power and ensure its continuity, those who are in power who need information and thus surveillance often use law as a means in this respect.

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