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Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Necati Polat


This book explores the transformation of Turkey’s political regime from 2002 under the AKP rule. Turkey has been through a series of major political shifts historically, roughly from the mid-19th century. The book details the most recent change, locating it in its broader historical setting. Beginning with the AKP rule from late 2002, supported by a wide informal coalition that included liberals, it describes how the ‘former’ Islamists gradually acquired full power between 2007 and 2011. It then chronicles the subsequent phase, looking at politics and rights under the amorphous new order. This ... More

Keywords: AKP, Arab Spring, Erdogan, rights, Islamism, Kurds, Mimesis, populist authoritarianism, regime change, Turkey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474416962
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Necati Polat, author
Middle East Technical University

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