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A TIME FOR CHANGE IN TURKEY
 
As the Turkish Presidential Elections commence, here are some recent titles to enhance your knowledge of the history and politics of Turkey.
 

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The New Cultural Climate in Turkey

Living in a Shop Window

The New Cultural Climate in Turkey is a beautifully written collection of essays by a leading Turkish literary intellectual, which presents a compelling...

"...and politics of Turkey since the 1980 military coup, this is the only book in English that analyzes the cultural aspects of modern Turkey in order to explore its place within global politics..."

Nurdan Gurbilek

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Palgrave Macmillan

Trials of Europeanization

Turkish Political Culture and the European Union

This book examines the impact of improving EU-Turkey relations on Turkish political culture since Turkey became a candidate for EU membership in 1999. While a...

"...This book examines the impact of improving EU-Turkey relations on Turkish political culture since..."

Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

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Tauris Academic Studies

The Army and the Radical Left in Turkey

Military Coups, Socialist Revolution and Kemalism

In 1960s Turkey, the armed forces and the radical leftist movement provided two very dynamic, but very different, political forces. However, somewhat...

"...In 1960s Turkey, the armed forces and the radical leftist movement provided two very dynamic, but very different, political forces. However, somewhat.... In 1960s Turkey, the armed forces and the radical leftist movement provided two very dynamic, but very different, political forces. However..."

Özgür Mutlu Ulus

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Zed Books

Turkey Since 1989

Angry Nation

Since its re-emergence as nation-state in 1923, Turkey has often looked like an odd appendix to the West situated in the borderlands of Europe and the Middle...

"...the contemporary history of Turkey by looking at the country's erratic transformation from a military..."

Kerem Öktem

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Palgrave Macmillan

Turkey's Engagement with Modernity

Conflict and Change in the Twentieth Century

Turkeys Enagement with Modernity explores how the country has been shaped in the image of the Kemalist project of nationalist modernity and how it has...

"...Turkeys Enagement with Modernity explores how the country has been shaped in the image of the Kemalist project of nationalist modernity and how it has.... Turkeys Enagement with Modernity explores how the country has been shaped in the image of the Kemalist project of nationalist modernity and how it has transformed, if erratically, into a democratic society where tensions between religion, state and society continue unabated..."

By Kerem Oktem, Celia J. Kerslake and Philip Robins

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I.B. Tauris

Turkey and the Dilemma of EU Accession

When Religion Meets Politics

What impact do issues of culture, religion and identity have on Turkey's chances of joining the EU? Are religious and cultural factors per se the primary...

"...the positions of different European actors towards Turkey's pursuit of EU membership and identifies the reasons for the European opposition. She also analyzes the issues of political Islam..."

Mirela Bogdani

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Palgrave Macmillan

Turkey and the European Union

Christian and Secular Images of Islam

A critical examination of the origins of today’s anti-Islamic rhetoric in Europe, this book focuses specifically on representations of Turkey. Applying a novel...

"...” against which a supposed European “Self” is contrasted. The book identifies two competing meta-narratives..."

Paul T. Levin

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Palgrave Macmillan

Headscarf Politics in Turkey

A Postcolonial Reading

Covering of Muslim women is often perceived as a sign of oppression in the Western eye. Nonetheless, there are a soaring number of women who choose to wear the...

"...to be played by Turkey as a member of the European Union, this an important work.”--Umit Cizre, Professor, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, Turkey..."

By Merve Kavakci Islam, John L. Esposito and Lord Eric Avebury

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Palgrave Macmillan

Islam and Modernity in Turkey

In contrast to much of the Muslim world, a majority of Turks consider Islam to be primarily a matter of personal choice and private belief. How did such an...

".... How did such an arrangement come about? Moreover, most observant Muslims in Turkey do not see such a conception and practice of Islam as illegitimate. Why not? Islam and Modernity in Turkey..."

Brian Silverstein

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