Kemalism in Turkish Politics

Ebook, Political Science / General, Political Science / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism, Social Science / Regional Studies

This book is concerned with Turkey’s political evolution, the role of Kemalism, and why a social democratic alternative has never fully developed. Concentrating on the electoral weaknesses of the Turkish centre-left, represented by the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Sinan Ciddi examines the roles of nationalism and the political establishment and the role of Kemalist ideology.

Established by Kemal Ataturk, the CHP is seen to be the founding party of modern Turkey. Kemalism sought to create a secular and democratic society based on the principles of republicanism, populism, secularism, nationalism and revolutionism. Although this leftist ideology became an integral part of Turkish politics by the early 1960s, it has remained a comparatively weak representative movement. Its strong ideological stance advocates an authoritarian and exclusionary position, particularly in relation to matters such as multiculturalism and democratisation, fuelling many debates concerning the role of religion and nationalism within Turkey and perpetuating elements of xenophobia and intolerance. 

This book will be of interest to students of politics, history and current affairs, and of Turkish politics in particular.

Download Now Read Online

Kemalism In Turkish Politics


Download Now Read Online

Author by : Sinan Ciddi
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-01-13
Publisher by : Routledge

This book is concerned with Turkey’s political evolution, the role of Kemalism, and why a social democratic

Kurdish Nationalism And Political Islam In Turkey


Download Now Read Online

Author by : Omer Taspinar
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005
Publisher by : Psychology Press

This text is an attempt to study Turkey's national and secular identity in light of the challenges posed by Ku

Nationalisms And Politics In Turkey


Download Now Read Online

Author by : Marlies Casier
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-09-13
Publisher by : Routledge

This book examines some of the most pressing issues facing the Turkish political establishment, in particular

Contemporary Kemalism


Download Now Read Online

Author by : Toni Alaranta
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-02-03
Publisher by : Routledge

The nature and content of Kemalist ideology in Turkey during the last twenty years is analysed in this book. I

Nostalgia For The Modern


Download Now Read Online

Author by : Esra Özyürek
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-08-09
Publisher by : Duke University Press

As the twentieth century drew to a close, the unity and authority of the secularist Turkish state were challen

Politics Of Turkish Democracy The


Download Now Read Online

Author by : John M. VanderLippe
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-02-01
Publisher by : SUNY Press

The history of Turkey's difficult transition to a multi-party political system.

Orhan Pamuk Secularism And Blasphemy


Download Now Read Online

Author by : Erdag Göknar
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-02-15
Publisher by : Routledge

Orhan Pamuk, Secularism and Blasphemy is the first critical study of all of Pamuk’s novels, including the ea

Leave a Reply