The Ottoman Bureaucracy: Modernization and Reform

  title={The Ottoman Bureaucracy: Modernization and Reform},
  author={Walter F. Weiker},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
This paper discusses the attempts by the rulers of the Ottoman empire to modernize the society-by modernizing the bureaucracy to implement reforms needs as: promotion of Ottomanism as a, counter ideology to nationalism, reform of provincial administration, and an Ottoman constitution. The reformers were so strongly committed to Ottoman values, that they could not become committed to the radical social and political changes required for modernization. As a result, the changes made in the… Expand
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