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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey

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

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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  Part 1: History  1. Early Ottoman Period  2. Modern Ottoman Period  3. The Young Turks and the Committee of Union and Progress  4. World War I and the Establishment of the Republic  5. Ottoman Economic Legacy from the Nineteenth Century  6. The Turkish Republic  Part 2: Culture  7. Cinema  8. Literature  9. Fine Arts  10. Music  11. Islam  12. Architecture  13. Television and Media  Part 3: Politics  14. Kemalism/Atatürkism  15. Civil-Military Relations  16. Voting Behavior  17. Political Culture  18. Political Parties  19. Constitutions and Political System  20. Secularism  21. Religion and Politics  22. Foreign Policy  23. Turkey and the European Union  24. The Kurds  Part 4: Society  25. Women  26. Youth  27. Minorities  28. Urbanization and Urbanism  29. Cities  Part 5: Geography  30. Environment  31. Demography and Immigration/Emigration  Part 6: Economy  32. Political Economy  33. Industry  34. Employment, Inequality, and Poverty  35. Liberalization

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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 Sayari is Professor of Political Science at Sabanci University in Istanbul.