Remaking Turkey Globalization, Alternative Modernities, and Democracies by Keyman, Fuat E.; Aras, Bülent; Baban, Feyzi; Borovali, Murat; Cirakman, Asli; Cosar, Simten; Davison, Andrew; Düzgit, Senem Aydin; Icduygu, Ahmet; Kahraman, Hasan Bülent; Keyman, E Fuat; Lorasdagi, Berrin Koyuncu; Özman, Aylin; Somer, Murat; Turan, Ömer, 9780739118160
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  • ISBN: 9780739118160 | 0739118161
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  • Copyright: 5/15/2008

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In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Turkey's ability to create a secular, constitutional democracy within a predominantly Muslim population. Remaking Turkey provides a comprehensive and detailed account of how Turkey has achieved the possibility of modernity and democracy in a Muslim social setting as well as the important problems and challenges confronting this achievement. Turkey has demonstrated that as an alternative modernity and as a significant historical experience of the co-existence between Islam and democratic modernity in a secular political structure it could make an important contribution to the most needed democratic global governance for the creation of a secure, just and peaceful world. Remaking Turkey starts its investigation with an analysis of the Ottoman legacy, then focuses on identity-based conflicts and civil, economic, and global processes, all of which have brought about significant challenges to modernity and democracy in Turkey. The book concludes with an account of the recent changes and transformations that have given rise to the process of "remaking Turkey." In this way, editor E. Fuat Keyman presents a political theory-based approach to Turkish modernity and its recent changing formation, creating an original study of contemporary Turkey.

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