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Why Turkey is authoritarian : from Atatürk to Erdoğan / Halil Karaveli.

Author/Creator:
Karaveli, Halil Magnus, author.
Publication:
[London] : Pluto Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series:
Left book club (Series)
Left Book Club.
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Subjects:
Turkey -- Politics and government -- History.
Authoritarianism -- Turkey -- History.
Authoritarianism.
Politics and government.
Turkey.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"For the last century, the Western world has regarded Turkey as a pivotal case of the 'clash of civilisations' between Islam and the West. Why Turkey is Authoritarian challenges this conventional narrative. Halil Karaveli highlights the danger in viewing events in Turkey as a war between a 'westernising' state and the popular masses defending their culture and religion. Instead, Karaveli explores the struggles of different social groups in Turkey, in order to understand why democracy has eluded the Turkish nation and people for so long, and why authoritarian governments return time and time again. Ultimately, Turkish history is instructive for a left that faces the global challenge of a rising populist right, which succeeds in mobilising culture and identity for its own purpose."--Backcover.
Contents:
A pattern of violence
Kemalism and the left
Capitalist foundation
How the right won the people
Social democratic hope
Vengeance of the right
The rise of the Islamists
Epilogue : Class, identity and democracy
Afterword : Attacking the Kurds-the return of Kemalism
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1932 Fund.
Contributor:
Class of 1932 Fund.
ISBN:
9780745337562
0745337562
9780745337555
0745337554
OCLC:
1038433659