Challenges of Continuity and Change 2nd edition
Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages
Series: The Contemporary Middle East
The authors put issues relevant to Turkey today – such as consolidating democracy, dealing with economic development issues, improving its human rights record and its foreign policy – in an historical context, allowing comparisons with other late developers in the world and reflecting the complexity of Turkish political and socio-economic developments. Turkey also argues that the modernization process that started in the nineteenth century, with all its elements including secularization and Westernization, has taken root.
1 From Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic 2 Politics in the Turkish Republic 3 The Turkish Economy 4 Turkey in World Affairs
Meliha Altunisik is Professor in the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara. Ozlem Tur is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University (METU) Ankara.