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The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics

1st Edition

Edited by Alpaslan Özerdem, Matthew Whiting

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514 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics pulls together contributions from many of the world’s leading scholars on different aspects of Turkey.

Turkey today is going through possibly the most turbulent period in its history, with major consequences both nationally and internationally. The country looks dramatically different from the Republic founded by Atatürk in 1923. The pace of change has been rapid and fundamental, with core interlinked changes in ruling institutions, political culture, political economy, and society. Divided into six main parts, this Handbook provides a single-source overview of Turkish politics:

  • Part I: History and the making of Contemporary Turkey
  • Part II: Politics and Institutions
  • Part III: The Economy, Environment and Development
  • Part IV: The Kurdish Insurgency and Security
  • Part V: State, Society and Rights
  • Part VI: External Relations

This comprehensive Handbook is an essential resource for students of Politics, International Relations, International/Security Studies with an interest on contemporary Turkey.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: HISTORY AND THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY TURKEY

1. Turkish Politics: Structures and Dynamics Samim Akgönül & Baskin Oran

2. Turkey’s Never Ending Search for Democracy İlter Turan

3. Turkish Secularism: Looking Forward and Beyond the West Murat Somer

4. Political Islam Kristin Fabbe & Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu

5. The Politics of Turkish Nationalism: Continuity and Change Durukan Kuzu

PART II: POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONS

6. Elections, Parties and the Party System Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

7. The Presidency: From Independence to the AKP Menderes Çınar & Nalan Soyarık Şentürk

8. Civil Military Relations Metin Heper

9. NGOs and Civil Society Markus Ketola

10. The Media and Media Policy Eylem Yanardağoğlu

PART III: THE ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

11. Political Economy Alu Burak Güven

12. Energy Security and Policy: Between Bandwagoning and Hedging H. Akın Ünver

13. The Politics of Environment and Climate Change Ümit Şahin

14. The Eonomic Role of Cities Stephen Karam

15. Governing the Diaspora(s) and the Limits of Diaspora Diplomacy Bahar Başer

16. Disaster Management Policy and Governance Helena Hermansson & Naim Kapucu

PART IV: THE KURDISH INSURGENCY AND SECURITY

17. The Kurdish Question Zeynep N. Kaya & Matthew Whiting

18. The Kurdish Insurgency David Romano

19. The Perennial Kurdish Question and Failed Peace Processes Cengiz Çandar

20. Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency and Societal Relations Gareth Jenkins

21. The Village Guard System: Counter-Insurgency and Local Collaboration Evren Balta

22. The 15 July 2016 Failed Coup and the Security Sector Yaprak Gürsoy

PART V: STATE, SOCIETY AND RIGHTS

23. Human Rights Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat

24. Politics and the Women’s Movement Sevgi Adak

25. Religious Minorities Samim Akgönül

26. Religious Education Bekir S. Gür

27. The Transformation of Health and Healthcare Enis Bariş

PART VI: EXTERNAL RELATIONS

28. Foreign Policy, 1923-2018 Mustafa Aydın

29. Resetting Foreign Policy in a Time of Global Turmoil E. Fuat Keyman

30. Turkey and its Neighbours in the Middle East: Iran, Iraq and Syria Behlül Özkan

31. US-Turkish Relations in Turmoil Kemal Kirişci

32. Turkey and Russia Pavel K. Baev

33. Forgotten Promises and the Possibilities for Reviving Relations between Turkey and the EU Füsun Özerdem

34. Turkey’s Cyprus Policy in Transition Birol A. Yeşilada

35. Turkey-NATO Relations: Strategic Imperatives, Identity-Building and Predicaments Müge Kınacıoğlu

36. Turkey and UN Peace Keeping Missions Haluk Karadağ

37. Turkey as an Emerging Global Humanitarian and Peacebuilding Actor Alpaslan Özerdem

Conclusion

About the Editors

Alpaslan Özerdem is Professor of Peacebuilding and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research at Coventry University, UK. He is co-editor of Human Security in Turkey (2013); Local Ownership in International Peacebuilding (2015); co-author of Peacebuilding: An Introduction (2015), co-editor of Conflict Transformation and the Palestinians (2017) and co-editor of Comparing Peace Processes (2019).

Matthew Whiting is a lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Birmingham. His research examines the moderation and radicalisation of non-state armed groups, with a particular interest in Turkey and Northern Ireland. His recent work has appeared in Government and Opposition, Middle East Policy and Ethnopolitics, as well as a book entitled Sinn Féin and the IRA. From Revolution to Moderation (2018).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies