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1st Edition

Coping with Crisis

ISBN 9781032407562
Published January 20, 2023 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1985, Turkey: Coping with Crisis is a comprehensive survey of the Turkish experience tracing the Turks through the ages to provide the background essential to understanding contemporary Turkey. Noting the problems that possession of an empire left for its modern successor state and evaluating the role of the military in Turkish politics, Dr Harris provides insight into the political challenges facing the country and finds that the success of policies for economic development is the key to overall political success of modern Turkey. He analyses the constitutional structure, showing how modifications in proportional representation have helped create a more effective government. Dr Harris concludes that Turkey has the resources and dedication to representative government necessary to solve its most pressing problems. This is an essential read for students of international politics, Turkish politics, Turkish history, and Middle East studies.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations Note on Pronunciation Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Land and the People 2. The Turks Through History 3. Evolution of the Economy 4. The Constitution and the Political Order 5. Political Dynamics 6. The Role of the Military 7. Turkey in the World 8. Turkey’s Prospects Selected Bibliography Index

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George S. Harris