Turkey’s Engagement with Modernity

Conflict and Change in the Twentieth Century

  • Celia Kerslake
  • Kerem Öktem
  • Philip Robins

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Atatürk and Kemalism throughout the Twentieth Century

  3. The State, Its Politics and International Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Nation Building and Its Challenges

      1. Benjamin C. Fortna
        Pages 15-26
      2. Murat Belge
        Pages 27-37
    3. Islam, the Military and the State

    4. Institutions and Public Policy

    5. Turkey as International Actor

  4. Society and Culture in Flux

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 460-473

About this book


Turkey's Enagement with Modernity explores how the country has been shaped in the image of the Kemalist project of nationalist modernity and how it has transformed, if erratically, into a democratic society where tensions between religion, state and society continue unabated.


conflict democracy employment feminism governance Institution international relations liberty migration nationalism Policy politics poverty social policy The Republic

Editors and affiliations

  • Celia Kerslake
    • 1
  • Kerem Öktem
    • 1
  • Philip Robins
    • 1
  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeOxford UniversityUK

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