Dervish & Commander : Turkey's Identity Question 1983-2004 Hardback
by Mim Kemal
In an age of so-called Conflict of Civilisations, Turkey's endeavours in becoming a neo-liberal country, would not only liberate itself from the restrictive parameters of a national security state, which it was during the Cold War ; but it would also pose a model to the Islamic world torn with Al Qaeda terror as an exemplary edifice of how a pro-western moderately Muslim country could survive both as a secular and democratic state.
This book is concerned with Turkey's identity crisis in the post-modern era.
Caught between the security considerations which were dictated by the country's geo-strategic location, Turkey, since the1980s has been struggling to join the European Union as a means of integrating itself into the world of freedoms, human rights and pluralist democracy.
This book adopts a thematic approach to Turkey's struggle in becoming part of Global Society.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 186 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 30/09/2005
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781594542695