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Turkey Before and After Ataturk : Internal and External Affairs - Sylvia Kedourie

Turkey Before and After Ataturk

Internal and External Affairs

By: Sylvia Kedourie (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1999
ISBN: 9780714649474
Number Of Pages: 282

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Turkey's modern history has been full of instability and continuing contradictions. The nature of national identity and its relationship to the state continues to be a burning issue, and Turks are still faced with the conflict between the twin goals of 'joining the West' and preserving their own cultural forms. The emergence of Islamicism as a political ideology has helped to shape politics in Turkey during the past two decades, as it has had to compete in the political market place with other, secularist parties, and to play the game according to the rules of secular democracy, rather than a millenarian revolutionary vision. However, there are growing doubts as to whether secular constitutional democracy is safely anchored within the system of government in the country.
This collection examines these issues and the enduring effects of Ataturk's project of directed political and cultural modernization. The discussions range over national and international politics, the economy, culture and democracy.

Labour migration and economic conditions in 19th-century Anatolia
the Indian sojourn of Abdulhak Hamid Syed
collective action and the Turkish revolution - towards a framework for the social history of the Ataturk Era, 1923-38
the people's houses and the cult of peasantry in Turkey
the ideology of the "Kadro" (cadre) movement - a patrotic leftist movement in Turkey
the programme of the Nationalist Action Party of Turkey - an iron hand in a velvet glove? E. Burak Arikan
Ottoman policy during the Bulgarian independence crisis, 1908-9 - Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria at the outset of the Young Turk revolution
the activities of the union for the liberation of Ukraine in the Ottoman Empire during World War I
diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Ukrainine Democratic Republic, 1918-21
the never-ending story - Turkey and the European Union
double-faced state - political patronage and the consolidation of democracy in Turkey
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ISBN: 9780714649474
ISBN-10: 0714649473
Series: Middle Eastern Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 31st January 1999
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 17.12  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1