Breaking up the Party
This edited collection looks at how political parties in Turkey actually work, inside and out. Departing from traditional macro-level analyses, the book offers a new sociological approach to the study of political parties, treating them as non-unitary entities composed of many different groups and...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
The possibility of Turkey’s accession to the European Union has been problematic. Initially, the EU’s pursuit of regional economic integration and enlargement of membership, at the exclusion of Turkey, strained relations between the two. It was not until 1999, and under pressure from the US, that...
Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge
Turkey and Egypt in the Post-Liberalization Era
The economies of Turkey and Egypt, remarkably similar until the early 1980s, have since taken divergent paths. Turkey has successfully implemented a policy of export led industrialisation whilst Egypt’s manufacturing industry and exports have stagnated. In this book, Amr Adly uses extensive...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
Orthodox and Muslims, 1830-1945
Tracing the emergence of minorities and their institutions from the late nineteenth century to the eve of the Second World War, this book provides a comparative study of government policies and ideologies of two states towards minority populations living within their borders. Making extensive use...
Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge
Political, Geographical and Cultural Perspectives, 2nd Edition
The new edition of The Middle East Today provides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their...
Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge
This revised and updated version of William Hale’s Turkish Foreign Policy 1774-2000 offers a comprehensive and analytical survey of Turkish foreign policy since the last quarter of the eighteenth century, when the Turks’ relations with the rest of the world entered their most critical phase. In...
Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge
In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country’s developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predominantly Muslim country with secular political institutions and democratic processes. This Handbook...
Published June 22nd 2012 by Routledge
From Local to Transnational
Series: Extremism and Democracy
In recent years the revival of the far right and anti-Semitic, racist and fascist organizations has posed a significant threat throughout Europe. Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe provides a broad geographical overview of the dominant strands within the contemporary radical right in...
Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge
Policy Choices and Policy Effects toward the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Series: Extremism and Democracy
Counterterrorism in Turkey comprehensively analyses Turkey’s counterterrorism policies in the context of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), an ethnicity-based guerrilla insurgency group employing terrorism. Contrary to most of the counterterrorism studies that focused on single aspect of the...
Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge
From Protest to Resistance
Series: Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics
This book provides an interpretive and critical analysis of Kurdish identity, nationalism and national movement in Turkey since the 1960s. By raising issues and questions relating to Kurdish political identity and highlighting the ideological specificity, diversity and the transformation of Kurdish...
Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge
Kemalist Identity in Transition
This text is an attempt to study Turkey's national and secular identity in light of the challenges posed by Kurdish nationalism and political Islam....
Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge
People, State and Foreign Policy in a Globalised World
This exciting new textbook provides a broad and comprehensive overview of contemporary Turkey. Placing the country and its people within the context of a rapidly globalizing world, the book covers a diverse range of themes such as politics, economics, international relations, the Turkic world,...
Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge
A leading authority in the discipline, Jeffrey Haynes has contributed to many of the most significant debates in the fields of religion & politics and religion & international relations in the last twenty years. This book brings together many of his most influential essays, offering a...
Published April 4th 2011 by Routledge
Political Islam, Kemalism and the Kurdish Issue
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...
Published August 2nd 2010 by Routledge
The Impact of EU Political Conditionality
This book examines the impact of European political conditionality on the process of democratization in Turkey over a twenty year period. Employing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the issue of EU conditionality, the author compares the case of Turkey to that of other European nations....
Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge
A History of Isfahan in the Saljuq Period
The Saljuq period of the eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the arrival in Iran of Türkmen nomads from Central Asia and the beginning of Turkish rule. Through the example of the city of Isfahan, the book analyses the internal evolution of Iranian society in this period and the interaction of the...
Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge
State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus
With the end of the Cold War came a new political instability in Turkey and a shift in relations with the West, leading the government to adopt new foreign policies and forge alliances with neighbouring states. This book offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the...
Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge
The Case of the AKP
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) were elected to power in 2002 and since then Turkish politics has undergone considerable change. This book is a comprehensive analysis of the AKP, in terms not just of its ideological agenda, but also of its social basis and performance in office in the main...
Published September 8th 2009 by Routledge
Dilemmas of Institutionalization and Leadership Strategy
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been in power since 2002. This book is the first book-length analysis to chart the rise and development of the party from its Islamist roots through to government, analysing in particular its internal organisation and dynamics. Since its foundation...
Published July 28th 2009 by Routledge
The Republican People's Party, Secularism and Nationalism
This book is concerned with Turkey’s political evolution, the role of Kemalism, and why a social democratic alternative has never fully developed. Concentrating on the electoral weaknesses of the Turkish centre-left, represented by the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Sinan Ciddi examines the roles...
Published December 22nd 2008 by Routledge
Satisfying the Copenhagen Criteria
Is Turkey on the way to meet the economic Copenhagen criteria? The enlargement process that the European Union faced the last decade stirred the debate again about the role Turkey has to play and whether or not Turkey should be part of the European Union. While the enlargement with the Central...
Published May 23rd 2008 by Routledge
The Making of the Justice and Development Party
Turkey is ninty-nine per cent Muslim, its ruling party, Justice and Development Party (JDP), comes from but denies its Islamist pedigree and has a very secular feel. However, the deeply secular regime distrusts the JDP with regard to its 'true' colours. This book makes sense of these...
Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge