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The Politics of Turkish democracy: İsmet İnönü and the formation of the multi-party system, 1938-1950

Sayarı, Sabri (2005) The Politics of Turkish democracy: İsmet İnönü and the formation of the multi-party system, 1938-1950. [Book Review]

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Abstract

One of the most significant yet least known periods of modern Turkish history is that of Turkey's second president, Ismet Inönü. Following the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1938, Turkish politicians and intellectuals struggled to redefine Kemalist notions of modernity and democracy, Islam and secularization, the role of the state, and Turkey's place in the world. The Politics of Turkish Democracy examines Inönü's presidency (19381950), which developed amid the crises of World War II and the Cold War, global economic and political transformation, and economic and social change within Turkey. John M. VanderLippe analyzes the political discourse of the era and argues that Inönü was a pivotal figure who played the decisive role in Turkey's transition to a multi-party political system.

Item Type:Book Review
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
ID Code:746
Deposited By:Sabri Sayarı
Deposited On:21 Sep 2006 03:00
Last Modified:27 Aug 2007 13:13

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