Turkey between East and West: New Challenges for a Rising Regional Power / Edition 1

Turkey between East and West: New Challenges for a Rising Regional Power / Edition 1

by Vojtech Mastny, R. Craig Nation, Craig Nation
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813334128

ISBN-13: 9780813334127

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


As a rising regional power in the critical borderland between Europe and Asia, Turkey has been more challenged than its neighbors by the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the break-up of Yugoslavia. A secular Muslim nation with a history of involvement in European affairs and some with Western international structures, Turkey is positioned to play an…  See more details below

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As a rising regional power in the critical borderland between Europe and Asia, Turkey has been more challenged than its neighbors by the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the break-up of Yugoslavia. A secular Muslim nation with a history of involvement in European affairs and some with Western international structures, Turkey is positioned to play an influential role in areas with which it shares both ethnic and religious affinities. Building on what is perceived as a successful model of political and economic development, Turkish leaders are promoting regional economic cooperation and advocating new approaches to security in the area. However, their efforts have been hampered by persistent economic deficiencies and by imperfect democracy in Turkey itself.In this volume, experts from Turkey, Europe, and the United States address the key aspects of Turkey’s multifaceted role in Europe, its ethnic and religious ties to Central Asia and the Balkans, the Cold War legacy, the quest for a new security role in the region, problems of political modernization, and strategies for future economic development and regional cooperation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813334127
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
1The Ottoman Rule in Europe From the Perspective of 19941
2Turkey and the West Since World War II45
3Turkey in the New Security Environment in the Balkan and Black Sea Region71
4The Turkic and Other Muslim Peoples of Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Balkans97
5Developments in Turkish Democracy131
6State, Society, and Democracy in Turkey141
7The State and Economic Development in Contemporary Turkey: Etatism to Neoliberalism and Beyond155
8Black Sea Economic Cooperation179
9Turkey and the European Union: A Multi-Dimensional Relationship With Hazy Perspectives203
lOTurkish Communities in Western Europe233
About the Editors and Contributors267
Index269
About the Book280

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