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Insight Turkey > Issues | Interdependence between Germany & Turkey - Winter 2016 / Volume 18, Number 1

Interdependence between Germany & Turkey



Editor's Notes


Editors’ Note | Winter 2016
Germany, who challenged the British and its allies twice in the first half of the 20th century, began to reemerge as a global political power and to play the “big game” in the wake of the Cold War. As the strongest economy and the most crowded country in the European Union (EU), Germany has decided to lead the EU institutions and the old continent in global platforms. Especially after the reunification of the country, Germany started to dominate European politics.


Commentaries


Political Relations between Turkey and Germany
Turkish-German relations go back to the 16th century and have since then been sustained in...

Economic Relations between Turkey and Germany
This paper examines the economic relations between Turkey and Germany, Turkey’s number one trade...

German Media’s Perception of Turkey
The difficulty of rendering a meaningful image of the German media’s perception of Turkey lies in...

Towards more Pragmatism - German Foreign Policy after the Euro Crisis
In a crisis-ridden Europe Germany is at the center of the debate regarding the question of future...


Articles


German–Iranian Relations after the Nuclear Deal: Geopolitical and Economic Dimensions
Germany and Iran, being the most populated countries of Europe and West Asia respectively, have...

Managing the Stigma: Islamophobia in German Schools
As Islamophobia is on the rise in German society it also reaches into public institutions like...

Germany’s Kurdish and PKK Policy: Balance and Strategy
Motivated by the allegations of Germany’s indirect support for the PKK, voiced frequently in...

Brazil–Turkey Relations in the 2000s: Deconstructing Partnership between Emerging Powers
Uncertainty about the state of the new global order and the dynamics that govern it permeate...

Neo-Ottomanists and Neoconservatives: A Strange Alignment in the 1990s
In a curious and hitherto largely overlooked episode, the revisionist “neo-Ottomanist” ambitions...

The Relation between Identity and Security: A Comparative Study on Kosovo and Macedonia
As a concept, identity and security are deeply intertwined on many different levels. The...

The Securitization of the Uyghur Question and Its Challenges
The Crisis of the Uyghur problem has transformed into a key element of China’s overall national...


Review Article


Latin America in the Global Political Economy: Association, Adaptation and Resistance
During the last several years, Latin America has been presented as a complex and enduring interaction between social forces and anti-hegemonic attempts from particular nation-states to resist the expansion of the market-based global political economy. The emergence of the New-Left, the increasing role of social movements, and the development of a new strategic regionalism as exemplified by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), have all played a key role in supporting a counter-hegemonic vision of Latin America. These factors has pushed for a post-neoliberal path grounded on a new role of the state not only as market regulator, but also as a social and economic actor, thus limiting the scope of the transnational companies –including those who are close to the U.S. interests-, opening new spaces for national businessmen and, empowering actors from popular and minority strata.


Book Reviews


Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran: Constitutionalism, Autocracy, and Legal Reform, 1906-1941
Like the neighboring Ottoman Empire, Iran escaped foreign rule in the age of imperialism. Its...

Late Modernity, Individualization and Socialism: An Associational Critique of Neoliberalism
Late Modernity, Individualization and Socialism brings together three much discussed and...

Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Muslims in Liberal Democracy
In Why the West Fears Islam, Jocelyne Cesari explores, analyzes, and compares the state of...

The Young Turks and the Boycott Movement: Nationalism, Protest and the Working Classes in the Formation of Modern Turkey
The Young Turks and the Boycott Movement of Y. Doğan Çetinkaya represents valuable insight into...

Ottomans Imagining Japan: East, Middle East, and Non-Western Modernity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
The division of the world into the “West and the “East” continues to exert substantial influence...

Depicting the Veil: Transnational Sexism and the War on Terror
In Depicting the Veil, Robin Lee Riley examines a critical and often overlooked effect of...

Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been, to a certain extent, shaping not just the relations...

Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-conduct between Greece and Turkey
Olga Demetriou’s work explores the relationship between state power and the Muslims of Western...

Ally: My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide
Given that we are approaching the end of his administration, President Obama’s American foreign...

Formation of the Turkish Nation-State, 1920-1938
Yeşim Bayar’s Formation of the Turkish Nation-State, 1920-1938, an adaptation of the author’s...


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