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Jung, Dietrich; Piccoli, Wolfango - Turkey at the Crossroads - 9781856498661 - V9781856498661
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Turkey at the Crossroads

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Description for Turkey at the Crossroads Hardcover. In this book the authors examine Turkey's attempts at modernization, from the Ottomans in the 19th century to the Kemalist Republic and developments since 1945. They look at the challenge to Kemalism posed by Islamism and Kurdish nationalism. Num Pages: 240 pages, maps, notes, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: 1DVT; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJF; HBLL; HBLW; JPF. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 138 x 19. Weight in Grams: 420.
Turkey's future will be shaped fundamentally by the fate of its Kemalist legacy. A range of ideological currents today - Kurdish nationalists, Islamists, and so-called neo-Ottomanists - are all challenging the received, and still dominant, Kemalist version of the country's history. This book argues that Turkey cannot meet adequately the challenges and opportunities which its Middle East location offers (both its near neighbours and its more distant Turkic cousins in the newly independent states of Central Asia) so long as its ruling elite and its politically influential military continue to deny the significant continuities between the country's imperial Ottoman past ... Read more

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About Jung, Dietrich; Piccoli, Wolfango
Dietrich Jung is a political scientist who specialises in the Islamic world. Currently a research fellow at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI), he has taught at the University of Hamburg and in 1997-98 was a visiting assistant professor at Bilkent University in Ankara. His co-author, Wolfango Piccoli, is an Italian political scientist resident in Turkey.

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'In the light of Turkey's EU accession process, this book provides a comprehensive and lucidly argued analysis of the political challenges that this country lying between Europe and the Middle East has to face. In focusing on still visible Ottoman-Turkish continuities, the authors touch on the sore point of Kemalism and present a refreshing interpretation of modern Turkish history.' Udo ... Read more

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