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On Turkish politics and International affairs

Islamist Views on Foreign Policy Examples of Turkish Pan-Islamism in
Islamist Views on Foreign Policy: Examples of Turkish Pan-Islamism in the Writings of Sezai Karakoç and Necmettin Erbakan

In the case of Turkey, competing foreign policy perspectives have always represented a central issue in the ideological...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Understanding the AK Party s Identity Politics A Civilizational Discourse
Understanding the AK Party’s Identity Politics: A Civilizational Discourse and its Limitations

The AK Party seeks to respond to four challenges stemming from three confrontations (Islamism, Kemalism, and regional...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Kemalism in Turkish Politics The Republican People s Party Secularism
Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People’s Party, Secularism and Nationalism

The title of this book is a misnomer: the title should have been “The Republican People Party and Kemalism” for the book...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Beyond Turkey's Borders Long-distance Kemalism State Politics and the Turkish
Beyond Turkey's Borders: Long-distance Kemalism, State Politics and the Turkish Diaspora

Beyond Turkey's Borders is based on Banu Şenay’s PhD dissertation, which is an ethnographic study of Kemalism among...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies
Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies

Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies brings together the two recently much discussed concepts in its title and...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections The Limits
The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections: The Limits of Oscillating Between State and Society

The MHP won 13 percent of the vote in the June 2011 elections, which guaranteed it 52 seats in parliament. Ever since the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Orhan Pamuk Secularism and Blasphemy The Politics of the Turkish
Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy: The Politics of the Turkish Novel

In this book, Erdağ Göknar, the award-winning translator of Orhan Pamuk’s novel, My Name Is Red, has set himself the task...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Democracy Islam and Secularism in Turkey
Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey, edited by Ahmet Kuru and Alfred Stepan, decribes the so-called “Turkish model”...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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