Insight Turkey Volume 19 No. 2 Book Reviews

The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention

The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention by Nilgün Önder analyzes the development of labor relations in Turkey from 1980-1991.

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The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and Their Aftermath

The Balkan Wars are among the harshest defeats the Ottomans ever experienced. The shock that was felt with the loss of the Balkan territories, the bulk of which had been conquered even before Istanbul, was quite profound.

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Iran and Russian Imperialism: The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

Moritz Deutschmann in his book Iran and Russian Imperialism: The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914, seeks to depict a broad and comprehensive picture of Russia’s policy towards Iran, as one of its most important neighbors in Asia.

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Multilateralism in the 21st Century: Europe’s Quest for Effectiveness

International politics in the 21st century is distinctive in several ways. First, new regional powers have emerged. In addition, certain international organizations, NGOs or non-state actors, have become prominent and unignorable actors in world politics.

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Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: The Other Europes

The newly independent countries across the post-Soviet space faced a set of ontological ambiguities following the implosion of the Soviet Union.

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Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast

Democratization is an ongoing process. Various social, economic, and historical dynamics play a vital role in the process of democratization.

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The Courtiers of Civilization: A Study of Diplomacy

At best an honorable spy, at worst an insipid appeaser, and presumed by some to be a relic of the past, professional diplomats are often the target of unflattering characterizations.

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Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues

In Investigating Terrorism: Current Political, Legal and Psychological Issues, the contributors investigate the relationship between terrorism and the police, and how this relationship affects societies from both political and judicial aspects.

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States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups

Non-state violence by rebel groups, including terrorists, has become a major headache for policy makers across the world. San-Akca’s book comes at the right time to contribute to understanding “why and how non-state armed groups emerge, endure and disappear”

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Stratejik İstihbarat ve Ulusal Güvenlik

In Stratejik İstihbarat ve Ulusal Güvenlik (Strategic Intelligence and National Security), Merve Seren scrutinizes intelligence by its ‘own’ strategic relevance and displays the mutual interaction of ‘strategy’ and ‘intelligence.’

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