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The Management of Identities in and by Turkey’s Political Parties

 

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Type:   Partie ou chapitre de livre
 
Titre:   The Management of Identities in and by Turkey’s Political Parties
 
Auteur(s):   Massicard, Elise (1976-...) - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
 
In:   Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan
 
Date de publication:   2018-05
 
Éditeur:   London  :  Hurst Publishers
 
Pages:   79-94  p.
 
ISBN:   9781849043724
 
Mots-clés:   [en] Turkey, political parties, identity
 
Résumé:   [en] This paper grew out of my surprise that, while like France, Turkey envisions itself as a universalist and unified republic, Turkey confronts far more significant problems of identity. In fact, Turkey’s identity-related problems, which have centered on specific ethnic and denominational issues since the 1980s, have recently increased in intensity. Identity politics has since become a means of claiming and proclaiming particularist rights, which are often expressed in terms of correcting wrongs or of demanding recognition. This development has been associated with various tensions and very high levels of conflict, particularly, but not exclusively, regarding the Kurdish question. More broadly, growth among a range of movements has been accompanied by an increasing tendency to interpret social problems through the lens of a wide range of identitary interpretations. For example, the Islamist movement is read through issues of identity. Political actors have been forced to take action concerning the growing importance of identity issues compelled to find ways of managing them, although such questions are often settled and regulated outside “legitimate” policies...
 
 

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