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The Nation’s Imprint: Demographic Engineering and the Change of Toponymes in Republican Turkey
This paper discusses demographic engineering and the renaming of places as closely interrelated policies of nationalising states seeking to increase their hold over contested territories. SuchExpand
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Global Diyanet and Multiple Networks: Turkey's New Presence in the Balkans
Abstract Turkey’s relations with the Muslim communities of Southeast Europe have changed significantly since the early 2000s, when Turkish actors largely replaced Wahhabi and Salafi missionaries.Expand
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Existential insecurity and the making of a weak authoritarian regime in Turkey
Abstract This paper seeks to explain Turkey’s rapid de-democratization from the conceptual perspective of existential insecurity, which accounts for the unwillingness of incumbents to share orExpand
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Between emigration, de-Islamization and the nation-state: Muslim communities in the Balkans today
Based on interviews and a series of fieldwork visits to Albania, Greece, Bosnia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey, this paper provides a synopsis of the main Muslim communities in Southeast Europe,Expand
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Incorporating the time and space of the ethnic ‘other’: nationalism and space in Southeast Turkey in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries*
. This paper aims to develop a model for the ethno-nationalist incorporation of the space and time – that is of the geography and history – of ethnies considered as ‘others’ by the ethno-nationalistExpand
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Exit from democracy: illiberal governance in Turkey and beyond
This essay gives a synoptic overview of what we will describe as Turkey’s ‘exit from democracy’, a shift to authoritarianism and an Islamist ‘revolution from above’ that comes on the back of a muchExpand
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Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World
The identity of any nation-state is inextricably linked with its borders and frontiers. Borders connect nations and sustain notions of social cohesion. Yet they are also the sites of division,Expand
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Turkey's engagement with modernity : conflict and change in the twentieth century
Synopsis: Tensions of Modernity: Looking Back to a Century of Nationalism K.Oktem Introduction: Ataturk and Kemalism throughout the Twentieth Century A.Mango PART I: THE STATE, ITS POLITICS ANDExpand
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