1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey

ISBN 9781138110106
Published May 24, 2017 by Routledge
416 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $58.95

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Book Description

In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country’s developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predominantly Muslim country with secular political institutions and democratic processes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging profile of modern Turkey. Bringing together original contributions from leading scholars with a wide range of backgrounds, this important reference work gives a unique in-depth survey of Turkish affairs, past and present. Thematically organised sections cover:

  • Turkish history from the early Ottoman period to the present
  • Turkish culture
  • Politics and international relations
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • The Turkish economy and economics

Presenting diverse and often competing views on all aspects of Turkish history, politics, society, culture, geography, and economics, this handbook will be an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Middle East studies, comparative politics, and culture and society.

Table of Contents

Introduction Sabri Sayarı  Part 1: History  1. Early Ottoman Period Heath W. Lowry  2. Modern Ottoman Period M. Şükrü Hanioğlu  3. The Young Turks and the Committee of Union and Progress Hasan Kayalı  4. World War I and the Establishment of the Republic Sean McMeekin  5. Ottoman Economic Legacy from the Nineteenth Century Şevket Pamuk  6. The Turkish Republic Clement H. Dodd  Part 2: Culture  7. Cinema Orhan Tekelioğlu and Savaş Arslan  8. Literature Talat S. Halman  9. Fine Arts Walter B. Denny  10. Music Martin Stokes  11. Islam David Shankland  12. Architecture Zeynep Çelik  13. Television and Media Ayşe Öncü  Part 3: Politics  14. Kemalism/Atatürkism Metin Heper  15. Civil-Military Relations Ali L. Karaosmanoğlu  16. Voting Behavior Ali Çarkoğlu  17. Political Culture Ersin Kalaycıoğlu  18. Political Parties Sabri Sayarı  19. Constitutions and Political System Ergun Özbudun  20. Secularism Elisabeth Özdalga  21. Religion and Politics Binnaz Toprak  22. Foreign Policy Lenore G. Martin  23. Turkey and the European Union Nathalie Tocci  24. The Kurds Andrew Mango  Part 4: Society  25. Women Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat  26. Youth Ayşe Saktanber and F. Umut Beşpınar  27. Minorities Ioannis N. Grigoriadis  28. Urbanization and Urbanism Tahire Erman  29. Cities Alev Çınar  Part 5: Geography  30. Environment Fikret Adaman and Murat Arsel  31. Demography and Immigration/Emigration Ahmet İçduygu  Part 6: Economy  32. Political Economy H. Tolga Bölükbaşı  33. Industry Kamil Yılmaz  34. Employment, Inequality, and Poverty Erol Taymaz  35. Liberalization Bülent Gültekin

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Metin Heper is Professor of Political Science at Bilkent University in Ankara and a founding and honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences.

Sabri Sayarı is Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University in Istanbul.