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The Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Turkey

Edited By

Joost Jongerden

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Book Description

This Handbook discusses the new political and social realities in Turkey from a range of perspectives, both emphasizing change as well as continuities. Contextualizing recent developments, the chapters, written by experts in their fields, combine analytical depth with a broad overview.

In the last few years alone, Turkey has experienced a failed coup attempt, a prolonged state of emergency, the development of a presidential system based on the supreme power of the head of state, a crackdown on traditional and new media, universities and civil society organisations, the detention of journalists, mayors, members of parliament, establishment of political tutelage over the judiciary and a staggering economic crisis. It also terminated talks with the Kurdistan Workers Party PKK, intervened and occupied mountainous border areas in Northern Iraq to fight the organization, occupied Afrin and strips of territory in Northern Syria, intervened in Libya, articulated an assertive transnational politics towards ‘kin’ across the world, and strained its relations with the EU and the US, while developing relations with Russia, flirting with China’s intercontinental Belt and Road Initiative, and carving out a presence in Africa, to name just a few of the most recent developments.

This volume provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of the making of modern Turkey. It is a key reference for students and scholars interested in political economy, security studies, international relations and Turkish studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Joost Jongerden

2. Politics and ideology: party and opposition in the late Ottoman and early Republican period

James Ryan

3.Violence against the Kurds in the Turkish Republic

Uğur Ümit Üngör & Ayhan Işık

4. Remaking Turkey’s Polity and Cultural Landscapes

Zeynep Kezer

5. Refugees of the 1923 population exchange between Turkey and Greece: Greek efforts for integration and assimilation

Eleni Kyramargiou

6. The Making of a National City: From Mezre to Elazığ

Ali Sipahi

7. Populism in Turkey: From a political style to a model for global politics?

Asım Karaömerlioğlu

8. Turkish secular nationalism as religion

Ferhat Kentel

9. Parties and Politics in Turkey

Elise Massicard

10. Civil-Military Relations in Turkey: Patterns and Possibilities

Burak Bilgehan Özpek

11. Coups and state-formation in Turkey

Nikos Christofis

12. Constitutions and Political System

Ergun Özbudun

13. Competitive Authoritarianism in Turkey under the AKP Rule

Berk Esen

14. Politics of Truth and Post-Truth

Hakkı Taş

15. Kurdish Politics in Turkey

Cengiz Gunes

16. Turkish Nationalism and Patriarchy

Simten Coşar

17. Youth Politics

Ayça Alemdaroglu

18. Tracing the Reverse History of Homosexuality from Ottoman Empire to Contemporary Turkey: From Acceptance to Discrimination

Ceylan Engin & Zeynep Özbarlaş

19. Mad Patriots: Militarized Masculinities and Nation Building in Contemporary Turkish Novels

Çimen Günay-Erkol

20. Contemporary Cinema of Turkey: Being and Becoming

Gönül Dönmez-Colin

21. Musical Diversity and the Struggle for Identities

Martin Greve

22. The Political Economy of Turkey in the Last Two Centuries

Bora Selçuk & Murat Öztürk

23. Turkey’s Kurdish Question in the Era of Neoliberalism

Veli Yadirgi

24. "Concrete" steps towards modernization: Dam-, state-, and nation-building in southeastern Turkey

Arda Bilgen

25. Political Economy of Environmental Conflicts in Turkey: From the Bergama Resistance to the Gezi Protests and Beyond

Murat Arsel, Fikret Adaman & Bengi Akbulut

26. Agriculture and Rural Life in Turkey

Murat Öztürk, Joost Jongerden & Andy Hilton

27. The Layers of an Onion: Food and Nation in Turkey

John William Day

28. Migration from Rural Anatolia to Metropolitan Cities

Tahire Erman

29. The Architecture of Dispossession, Disaster, and Emergency in Urban Turkey

Eray Çaylı

30. Civilizing Space: Addressing disorder in rural and urban landscapes

Joost Jongerden

31. Social Movements and Urban Activism in Turkey

Christopher Houston

32. Religious Movements in Turkey

Ceren Lord

33. The Quest for Cultural Power: Islamism, Culture and Art in Turkey

Özgür Yaren, Cenk Saraçoğlu and Irmak Karademir-Hazır

34. Media as Hyper-Social and Activists as Critical Generators in Contemporary Turkey

Asli Telli Aydemir

35. Turkey’s responses to refugees: past and present

Ahmet İçduygu & Damla B. Aksel

36. "Turkey is Bigger than Turkey": Diaspora-building and the transnational politics of the Turkish State

Banu Şenay

37. Turkey and the West: Dealignment in Contemporary Times

Sinan Ciddi

38. Turkey and the Middle East

Michael M. Gunter

39. Turkey’s ‘Novel’ Enterprising and Humanitarian Foreign Policy and Africa

Pinar Akpinar

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Joost Jongerden is an associate professor at Wageningen University, the Netherlands and project professor at Kyoto University in Japan. A common denominator of his research has been the question of how people create and maintain a liveable life under conditions of precarity. This he refers to as self-organized practices or ‘Do-It-Yourself-Development’.