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The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics

Edited by: Alpaslan Özerdem , Matthew Whiting

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138500556
eBook ISBN: 9781315143842
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315143842
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics pulls together contributions from many of the world?s leading scholars on different aspects of Turkey.

Turkey today  is going through possibly the most turbulent period in its history, with major consequences both nationally and internationally. The country looks dramatically different from the Republic founded by Atatürk in 1923. The pace of change has been rapid and fundamental, with core interlinked changes in ruling institutions, political culture, political economy, and society. Divided into six main parts, this Handbook provides a single-source overview of Turkish politics:

  • Part I: History and the making of Contemporary Turkey
  • Part II: Politics and Institutions
  • Part III: The Economy, Environment and Development
  • Part IV: The Kurdish Insurgency and Security
  • Part V: State, Society and Rights
  • Part VI: External Relations

This comprehensive Handbook is an essential resource for students of Politics, International Relations, International/Security Studies with an interest on contemporary Turkey.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Turkish politics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Turkey’s never-ending search for democracy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Turkish secularism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Political Islam Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The politics of Turkish nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Elections, parties, and the party system Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The presidency in Turkish politics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Civil–military relations Download PDF
Chapter  9:  NGOs and civil society Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The media and media policy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Political economy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Energy security and policy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The politics of environment and climate change Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The economic role of cities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Governing TURKEY’S diaspora(s) and the limits of diaspora diplomacy  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Disaster management policy and governance Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Kurdish question Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Kurdish insurgency Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The perennial Kurdish question and failed peace processes Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Terrorism, counter-insurgency, and societal relations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The village guard system Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The 15 July 2016 failed coup and the security sector Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Human rights  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Gender politics and the women’s movement Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Religious minorities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Religious education Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The transformation of health and healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Foreign policy, 1923–2018 Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Resetting Turkish foreign policy in a time of global turmoil Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Turkey and its neighbours in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  31:  US–Turkish relations in turmoil Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Turkey and Russia  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  ‘Will you marry me? Who proposes?’ Forgotten promises and the possibilities for reviving relations between Turkey and the EU Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Turkey’s Cyprus policy in transition Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Turkey–NATO relations Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Turkey and UN peacekeeping missions Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Turkey as an emerging global humanitarian and peacebuilding actor  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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