Here a leading Turkish political scientist discusses the major developments in Turkey, focusing on the interactions of liberal democracy with longstanding cultural cleavages along secular-religious lines, ethnicity, and social class. This work looks at how the processes of urbanization and industrialization have led to social mobilization and population movements from villages into the cities, and on the contentious competition to control the state networks of patronage. Intertwined with Turkey's domestic dynamics are the influences of relations, including tensions, with external actors.It also happened at a time when the Turkish love affair with the black and white TV screens was just getting under way. ... The CHP was the party and flag bearer of the secularizing revolution of the 1920s, while the MSP was the party of the Islamic revivalists, who had ... Greek junta to make its move on the island of Cyprus.
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2005-11-19|