Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II

Turkey Transformed? Power, History, Culture

  • Meltem Ersoy
  • Esra Ozyurek

About this book


This volume is a collection of papers that address multiple issues of contemporary Turkish politics, presented at the “Contemporary Turkey at a Glance: Turkey Transformed? Power, History, Culture” conference. Articles on foreign policy analyze the impact of the changing dynamics in the region following the Arab Uprisings. The pressing issues of the role of the strong one party government on the transformation of political institutions and the relations between the state and the citizens, and whether there is a trend towards authoritarianism are debated. The wide range of issues extends to the formation of identity in the transnational communities, the projection of historical events, the challenges to the legal system, and last but not the least, the established categories of religion and gender.

Turkey • Politics • History • Culture

The editors
Dr. Meltem Ersoy received her Political Science PhD from George Mason University. Her research focuses on political parties, political Islam and Turkey.
Dr. Esra Ozyurek is the Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, London School of Economics. She is a social anthropologist and she wrote books on religion and politics in Turkey and Germany.


Turkish Culture Turkish Politics Social Structure Contemporary Turkey Turkish Studies Democratization Middle East

Editors and affiliations

  • Meltem Ersoy
    • 1
  • Esra Ozyurek
    • 2
  1. 1.IstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.European instituteLondon School of Economics LondonUnited Kingdom

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