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Why Turkey Is Authoritarian : From Atatürk to Erdogan - by Halil Karaveli (Paperback)

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For the past century, Turkey has been seen by many as always on the verge of becoming a truly Westernized liberal democracy—only to have democracy lose ground time and again to authoritarianism. Why has that been the pattern, and what role have culture, identity, and religion played in Turkey’s struggle with democracy?
            This book presents a clear analysis and explanation, showing how cultural prejudices about the Muslim world have informed ideological positions in a way that has ultimately disabled the left within Turkey, leaving it unable to transcend artificial cultural categories and promote broad democratic solidarity. As the populist right mounts challenges around the world, the history of “democracy” in Turkey offers instructive lessons for activists there and beyond.
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: History
Series Title: Left Book Club
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Halil Karaveli
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2018
TCIN: 53769097
UPC: 9780745337555
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-6688
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