Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model

Exploring Developmental Alternatives

Authors: Sengupta, Anita

  • First volume to look at the ‘myth’ of the Turkish Model from a Eurasian and post-Arab Spring perspective
  • Critically looks at various understandings of the Turkish Model
  • Looks at the broader question of how far ‘models’ work for regions in transition
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About this book

The volume discusses what the Turkish Model, or Turkish Development Alternative, was and why it was promoted in the Central Asian republics immediately following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It argues that the Turkish Model was a myth that transferred the ideal of a ''secular, democratic, liberal society'' as a model for the post Soviet Turkic world and in the process encouraged a ''Turkic" rhetoric that emphasized connection between the two regions based on a common ancestry. The volume begins with an understanding of the reality of the Model from a Turkish perspective and then goes on to examine whether the Turkic world as a "cultural-civilizational alternative" makes sense both from a historical as well as contemporary perspective. It concludes by looking at the re-emergence of the Model in the wake of the events in West Asia in early 2011 and examines how in the light of a search for options the Turkish Model is once again projected as viable.

About the authors

Anita Sengupta is Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Her work at the Institute has been focused on the Eurasian region with Uzbekistan being her area of special interest. She has also worked extensively on Turkish politics.  She is the author of Heartlands of Eurasia: The geopolitics of political space, (Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford: Lexington Books July 2009); Russia, China and Multilateralism in Central Asia, (New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2005); The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition, (Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford: Lexington Books, 2003) and Frontiers into Borders: The Transformation of Identities in Central Asia, (Delhi and London: Hope India Publications and Greenwich Millennium Press Ltd, 2002). She has also edited a number of volumes on Eurasian politics.Asian Studies and Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her articles have been translated and published in Russian and Chinese. She has been an invited speaker at various national and international seminars.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Political Dynamics in Eurasia: Background and Context of the Turkish Model

    Sengupta, Anita

    Pages 1-24

  • What Is the “Turkish Model?”

    Sengupta, Anita

    Pages 25-50

  • Confronting the Past

    Sengupta, Anita

    Pages 51-73

  • Eurasianism or Neo-Ottomanism: The Neighborhood in Turkish Foreign Policy

    Sengupta, Anita

    Pages 75-100

  • The Central Asian Response to “Models”

    Sengupta, Anita

    Pages 101-128

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1765-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1764-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2943-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model
Book Subtitle
Exploring Developmental Alternatives
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1765-7
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1765-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1764-0
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2943-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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