Nationalisms and politics in Turkey: Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue

M. Casier (Editor), J.P. Jongerden (Editor)

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Abstract

This book examines some of the most pressing issues facing the Turkish political establishment, in particular the issues of political Islam, and Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms. The authors explore the rationales of the main political actors in Turkey in order to increase our understanding of the ongoing debates over the secularist character of the Turkish Republic and over Turkey’s longstanding Kurdish issue. The book contains contributions on the social and political fabric of Turkey, exploring Turkey’s secularist establishment, the ruling AKP government, the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Institutions of the European Union. While the focus of concern in this book is with the social agents of contemporary politics in Turkey, the convictions they have and the strategies they employ, historical dimensions are also integrated in their analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9780415583459
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in Middle Eastern politics
PublisherRoutledge
No.26

Keywords

  • nationalism
  • ethnic groups
  • politics
  • government
  • turkey
  • islam
  • social situation

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    Casier, M., & Jongerden, J. P. (Eds.) (2010). Nationalisms and politics in Turkey: Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue. (Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics; No. 26). Routledge.