Turkey Beyond Nationalism: Towards Post-Nationalist Identities

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Hans-Lukas Kieser
Bloomsbury Academic, Oct 27, 2006 - History - 242 pages
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Turkey Beyond Nationalism explores the historical impact, both gains and setbacks, of Turkish nationalism in the 20th century and examines the conditions which have contributed to its evolution towards post-nationalism. The development of a liberal, multicultural society is particularly topical in view of Turkey's membership of the EU, as this has proved to be a vehicle of post-nationalist transformation in Turkey in the last few years. By thoroughly investigating the nationalist fabric of modern Turkey in the first half of the 20th century, this book casts a new light on the present challenges. It is an important contribution to a vivid international debate.

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Hans-Lukas Kieser is a visiting Professor of Turkish and Ottoman history at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany, and a Privatdozent of Modern History at the University of Zurich. The other contributors include leading international historians, sociologists and political scientists from France, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Turkey and Cyprus.

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