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The Fall of the Turkish Model by Cihan Tugal

The Fall of the Turkish Model

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The Fall of the Turkish Model by Cihan Tugal
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Apr 05, 2016 | ISBN 9781784783310

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“A forensic analysis of the AKP-Erdoğan phenomenon.”
—Ece Temelkuran, New Left Review

“In this ambitious book, Tugal compares Turkey’s approach to those of Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia by examining how neoliberal economic strategies have played out in each place, paying particular attention to how governments have tried to engage devout Muslim constituencies in the neoliberal project.”
Foreign Affairs

“Tuğal’s book fills a critical gap in analysis on Turkey’s current political trajectory.”
—Claire Sadar, Muftah

“A well written and well researched book offering an alternative reading of Turkey’s claim to Islamic liberalism as a model for other Islamic countries to emulate.”
—Gorkem Altinors, Progress in Political Economy

“The idea of the ‘Turkish model’ has roots going back to the start of the Cold War. Plenty of postmortems have been written for it; no doubt they will continue to be written … Tuğal takes a longer structural view, arguing that ‘the successful liberalization in Turkey during the last three decades itself paved the way for Islam’s later authoritarian and conservative incarnations.’ Tackling the question from the left, he writes that the cause of Turkey’s crisis was ‘the neoliberal-liberal democratic model (rather than Erdoğan the villain—or, for that matter, “Turkish culture”).’”

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