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Turkey since 1989 : angry nation

Author: Kerem Öktem
Publisher: Halifax, NS : Fernwood Pub. ; London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Global history of the present.
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Kerem Öktem charts the contemporary history of Turkey, exploring such key issues as the relationship between religion and the state, Kurdish identity, Turkey's relationship with Israel and the ongoing controversy over EU membership. Readable but comprehensive, Turkey since 1989 is the definitive book on the country's erratic transformation from a military dictatorship to a maturing, if still troubled, democracy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Öktem, Kerem, 1969-
Turkey since 1989.
London ; New York : Zed ; Halifax, NS : Fernwood, 2011
(OCoLC)645089521
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerem Öktem
ISBN: 9781848132122 1848132123 9781848132108 1848132107 9781780321165 1780321163
OCLC Number: 715271212
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 213 pages) : map.
Contents: Front Cover; Global History of the Present; About the author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Overview of political parties in Turkey; Key moments in Turkey's history; Note on orthography and pronunciation; Explanatory note; Preface; Map; Introduction; The workings of the guardian state; Life-world transformations; 1 Empire and nation before 1980: the late Ottoman state and the Turkish Republic; Reform and imperial dissolution; The Kemalist one-party state; The guardian state's incomplete democracy (1946-80). 2 The Özal years: rupture, promise and missed chances (1980-91)Silence and torture: 12 September 1980; Motherland promise: wealth and stability; Re-engagement with the world: the US, Europe and 1989; 3 The 'lost decade': wars, crises and weak coalitions (1991-2002); State of emergency in the east: the Kurdish war in the 1990s; Fighting terror: the guardian state in western Turkey; Postmodern coups and cracks in the system (1997-2001); Crises, hopes and saviours (2000-02); 4 Justice and development: 'Islamic Calvinists' versus the guardian state (2002-07); Islamic Calvinists in office. War and peace in KurdistanMemory and reality: the return of the guardians; 5 Another nation: moving towards the present (2007-10); The guardian state exposed; Home affairs: Kurdish, Alevi and human rights; Engaging with the world; Turkey's possible futures; Postscript; Sources; Index.
Series Title: Global history of the present.
Other Titles: Angry nation : Turkey since 1989
Responsibility: Kerem Öktem.

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Charts the contemporary history of Turkey by looking at the country's erratic transformation from a military dictatorship to a maturing democracy.  Read more...

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'An admirably clear and well-researched account of the recent history of a complex, conflict-ridden and fascinating country. Essential reading.' Margaret MacMillan, Oxford University 'Kerem Oktem has Read more...

 
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