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Insight Turkey > Issues | Clash or "Alliance of Civilizations"? - Summer 2009 / Volume 11, Number 3

Clash or "Alliance of Civilizations"?



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Summer 2009
The Turkish political scene did not witness a profound change with the local elections of March 2009. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) continued its strong electoral performance and maintained its status as the most popular political force.


Commentaries


The Alliance of Civilizations: A Spanish View
In the foreseeable future, the international system will become one of multipolarity. This new...

Armenian-Turkish Rapprochement: Timing Matters
The Road Map to normalization of bilateral Armenian-Turkish relations announced in April 2009 has...

Black Turks, White Turks: On the Three Requirements of Turkish Citizenship
Turkish media frequently employ the term “White Turks” to describe the Turkish cultural elite....

Iran’s Presidential Election: The Failure of Managed Functionalism
Iran’s elections have historically managed factional conflict without altering the institutional...

Can Islam and Modernity be Reconciled?
Is Islam particularly inimical to modernity, and the two are never to be reconciled? Many...


Articles


The Caucasus: Which Role for Turkey in the European Neighborhood?
The Turkish proposal of a Caucasus Stability and Cooperation Platform (CSCP), and its impact on...

Turkey’s Emerging Role as a Mediator on Iran’s Nuclear Activities
The international community is worried about the security implications of Iran’s nuclear...

Turkey and the Middle East in the ‘New Era’ [Full Text]
Barack Obama’s inauguration as America’s new president has been welcomed as opening a ‘new era’...

The Davutoğlu Era in Turkish Foreign Policy
Ahmet Davutoğlu was appointed Turkish foreign minister on May 1, 2009. Chief advisor to the...

The European Union and Political Cleavages in Turkey
This article examines how the Turks’ views of the European Union align with notions of a...

The Alliance of Civilizations: The Poverty of the Clash/Alliance Dichotomy?
The Alliance of Civilizations (AoC) initiative emerged from debates around the “clash of...

The Alliance of Civilizations: Possibilities of Conflict Resolution at the Civilizational Level
This study examines the possible contributions of the critical perspectives and conceptual...

Turkey and the Alliance of Civilizations: Norm Adoption as a Survival Strategy
This article asks why Turkey recently adopted the emerging international norm of...


Book Reviews


Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader
No other President of Iran has had comparable air time on international media outlets than...

Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge
This book is a rich and deeply engaging study of comparative travel and political theory....

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia
Anatoly Golitsyn’s New Lies for Old was published in 1984, when ‘Gorby’ was emerging. The book...

Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey
Readers might expect Tormented by History to be a new contribution to the vast literature of...

Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany
Ruth Mandel’s brilliant work entitled Cosmopolitan Anxieties: Turkish Challenges to Citizenship...

Turkey between Democracy and Militarism: Post Kemalist Perspectives
Turkey between Democracy and Militarism: Post Kemalist Perspectives” provides a comprehensive...

Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey
Since the 1980s, religious parties have enjoyed electoral success in a range of countries,...


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