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Ataturk And The Modernization Of Turkey

1st Edition

By Jacob M Landau


284 pages

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Hardback: 9780367020354
pub: 2019-05-01
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey sixty years ago, dedicated himself to westernizing the Turkish state and its society and culture. In this first attempt to evaluate Ataturk's overall contribution to the modernization of Turkey, an international group of scholars examine a broad range of subjects, including the Kemalist

Table of Contents

Preface -- Atatürk’s Achievement: Some Considerations -- Kemalist Ideology -- The Kemalist Regime and Modernization: Some Comparative and Analytical Remarks -- Prelude to Reforms: Mustafa Kemal in Libya -- The Origins of Kemalist Ideology -- Atatürk’s Quest for Modernism -- Political Culture and Bureaucracy -- The Political Culture of Kemalist Turkey -- The Impact of Atatürk on Turkey’s Political Culture since World War II -- Atatürk and the Civil Bureaucracy -- Continuity and Change in Turkish Bureaucracy: The Kemalist Period and After -- Social and Economic Issues -- Kemalist Views on Social Change -- The Traditional and the Modern in the Economy of Kemalist Turkey: The Experience of the 1920s -- Atatürk’s Etatism -- Westernism and Culture -- The Modernization of Education in Kemalist Turkey -- Atatürk's Language Reform as an Aspect of Modernization in the Republic of Turkey -- Atatürk and the Arts, with Special Reference to Music and Theater -- Atatürk’s Legacy: Westernism in Contemporary Turkey -- Perceptions of Kemalism -- The Kemalist Reform of Turkish Law and Its Impact -- Kemalism as an Ideology of Modernization

About the Author

Jacob M. Landau is professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and coordinator of Middle East research at the university's Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies