9780415475044

Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People's Party, Secularism and Nationalism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415475044

  • ISBN10:

    041547504X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book is concerned with Turkey's political evolution and in particular why a social democratic alternative has never fully developed. Sinan Ciddi examines the roles of nationalism and the political establishment and the role of Kemalist ideology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Social Democracy, Kemalism and the Republican PeopleG++s Party
Kemalism and the Left
Mainstream Left Politics: Democratic Left Ideology and the CHP
Appraising Centre-Left Politics 1961-1980
The 12 September Coup dG+++,tat and its Aftermath: The Displacement of Centre Left Politics?
Accounting for the Weakness of the Centre-left in the 1990s: Ideological Considerations
A Crisis of Kemalist Modernity?
Three Cases: The Alevis, Trade Unions and the Urban Vote
Revisionism: An Anathema for the Turkish Centre-Left and The Principle of G++Ideological AdaptabilityG++
Conclusion: The CHP: The Continued Projection of Centrist Politics?
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