1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics

Edited By Alpaslan Özerdem, Matthew Whiting Copyright 2019
    528 Pages
    by Routledge

    528 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

     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 


    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).