Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture: Republic at Sea

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byMalik Mufti

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Mufti argues that Turkey's security policy is dominated by an insular and risk-averse 'Republican' strategic culture paradigm, that this paradigm has fallen into crisis, bringing some of its core elements in conflict with others, and that this crisis has permitted the reassertion of a more cosmopolitan and risk-taking 'Imperial' counter-paradigm.

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Mufti argues that Turkey's security policy is dominated by an insular and risk-averse 'Republican' strategic culture paradigm, that this paradigm has fallen into crisis, bringing some of its core elements in conflict with others, and that this crisis has permitted the reassertion of a more cosmopolitan and risk-taking 'Imperial' counte...

MALIK MUFTI teaches political science at Tufts University, USA. He has previously published a book, Sovereign Creations: Pan-Arabism and Political Order in Syria and Iraq, as well as articles on the domestic politics, international relations, and political thought of the Near East. His current research focuses on war, empire, and stat...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230236383

ISBN - 13:9780230236387

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Table of Contents

PART I: TAKING ROOT
Imperial Legacies
Republican Foundations
Cracks in the Edifice
PART II: TAKING SAIL
Turgut Özal and the Gates of Desire
PART III: FLOUNDERING
The Years of Living Dangerously
Dead Ends
Paradigm Crisis
Conclusion: A Second Sailing?
Appendix: National Election Results