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Ethnicity and Party Politics in Turkey: The Rise of the Kurdish Party during the Kurdish Opening Process

Ethnicity and Party Politics in Turkey: The Rise of the Kurdish Party during the Kurdish Opening Process

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Berna Öney
July 01, 2019

This book examines political party behaviour (mainstream party strategies), ethnic politics and the political regime in Turkey. It shows the causal mechanism connecting mainstream parties’ strategies and ethno-territorial party vote share....

The Decline of Democracy in Turkey: A Comparative Study of Hegemonic Party Rule

The Decline of Democracy in Turkey: A Comparative Study of Hegemonic Party Rule

1st Edition

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Kürşat Çınar
June 12, 2019

This book explores the roots of the decline of democracy and the rise of hegemonic parties in Turkey, by comparing the Justice and Development Party (AKP) with other comparable cases throughout the world. Offering a novel analysis in the rise of hegemonic parties, this book incorporates the...

Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism

Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism

1st Edition

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Gamze Çavdar, Yavuz Yaşar
June 06, 2019

This book provides a socio-economic examination of the status of women in contemporary Turkey, assessing how policies have combined elements of neoliberalism and Islamic conservatism. Using rich qualitative and quantitative analyses, Women in Turkey analyses the policies concerning women in the...

Israel in a Turbulent Region: Security and Foreign Policy

Israel in a Turbulent Region: Security and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Tore T. Petersen
February 28, 2019

This anthology examines and deconstructs what Israeli security looks like and how its various security identities have evolved both before the establishment of the state and in the years and decades since 1948. It casts light on how aspects of Israel’s foreign relations have been shaped as much by...

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

1st Edition

Serhun Al
January 22, 2019

Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey tackles a theoretical puzzle in understanding the state policy changes toward minorities and nationhood, first by placing the state in the historical context of the international system and second by unpacking the state through analysis of ...

Power Sharing in Lebanon: Consociationalism Since 1820

Power Sharing in Lebanon: Consociationalism Since 1820

1st Edition

Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif
January 10, 2019

This book studies the origins and evolution of power sharing in Lebanon. The author has established a relationship between mobilization, ethnurgy (ethnic identification), memory and trauma, and how they impact power sharing provisions. The book starts with the events in the 1820s, when...

Participation Culture in the Gulf: Networks, Politics and Identity

Participation Culture in the Gulf: Networks, Politics and Identity

1st Edition

Nele Lenze, Charlotte Schriwer
August 23, 2018

This book examines the civil–social interactions which have shaped and continue to influence the political and social development of modern Gulf societies. It analyses the influence of public and private social spaces, such as sports arenas and dawawin as well as developments in the legal and...

The Religionization of Israeli Society

The Religionization of Israeli Society

1st Edition

Yoav Peled, Horit Herman Peled
August 02, 2018

During Israel's military operation in Gaza in the summer of 2014 the commanding officer of the Givati infantry brigade, Colonel Ofer Vinter, called upon his troops to fight "the terrorists who defame the God of Israel." This unprecedented call for religious war by a senior IDF commander caused an...

Democratic Consolidation in Turkey: Micro and macro challenges

Democratic Consolidation in Turkey: Micro and macro challenges

1st Edition

Cengiz Erisen, Paul Kubicek
June 28, 2018

While Turkey has made major strides in democratic reforms in the late 1990s and early 2000s, progress has, in many ways, stalled. Turkey remains "democratic" in the sense that attaining political power depends upon winning votes, but in recent years its leadership has taken a majoritarian view of...

Party Politics in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective

Party Politics in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Sabri Sayarı, Pelin Ayan Musil, Özhan Demirkol
February 05, 2018

Although the literature on party politics has significantly advanced both methodologically and theoretically in recent years, the study of political parties in Turkey has been noticeably disconnected and lacking from such conversations. This book evaluates well-established theories and trends in...

The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

1st Edition

Mehtap Sooyler
December 13, 2017

The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime...

The Golan Heights: Political History, Settlement and Geography since 1949

The Golan Heights: Political History, Settlement and Geography since 1949

1st Edition

Yigal Kipnis
December 08, 2017

Presenting the settlement landscape of the Golan before and after June 1967, The Golan Heights deals with the issue of the border between Israel and Syria, and with the Israeli settlement process in the area following the Six Day War. The story of the Golan Heights and its position between Syria...

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