A keen analysis of the social, political and economic determinants of Turkish politics with an exploration of the different dimensions of the republican model of Turkish citizenship, providing the reader with a comprehensive account of Turkish modernity and democracy.
At the beginning of a new millennium, Turkey finds itself at a critical juncture in its democratic evolution. This momentous event has been precipitated by its desire to enter into the European Union and the recent financial crisis it has faced, both of which have fuelled the need for the creation of a strong, democratic Turkey.
Consisting of a collection of innovative and influential essays by leading scholars, this book gives the reader an historical and sociological understanding of Turkey and adds a new dimension to the ongoing discussion surrounding global citizenship and global identity.
Part 1. Citizenship and Modernity: Theoretical and Historical Context 1. Citizenship After Orientalism: Ottoman Citizenship 2. Community, Citizenship and Identity in Turkey 3. The Cultural and Historical Foundation of Turkish Citizenship: Modernity as Westernization 4. European Union-Turkey Relations and the Question of Citizenship Part 2. Citizenship, State and Democracy 5. Can We Envision Turkish Citizenship as Non-Membership? 6. Legal and Constitutional Foundations of Turkish Citizenship: Changes and Continuities Part 3. Challenges to Turkish Citizenship 7. The making of familial citizenship in Turkey 8. Entrepreneurs, citizenship and the European Union: The changing nature of state-business relation in Turkey 9. International Migration and Citizenship Debate in Turkey: Individual-level of Analysis Part 3. Identity Claims and Politics of Recognition 10. Citizenship and the Hyphenated Germans: German-Turks 11. Citizenship Between Secularism and Islamism in Turkey 12 Articulating citizenship and identity: 'Kurdish Question' in Turkey 13. Citizenship and the Minority Question in Turkey