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Rethinking the Justice and Development Party’s ‘Alevi openings’

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The ‘Alevi openings’ launched in 2007 by the Justice and Development Party have been widely lauded as a historic and unprecedented step in the Turkish Republic. In contrast, this article places the ‘openings’ in a wider historical context, analyzing them in relation to processes of nation-building. Firstly, it is argued that the ‘openings’ marked continuity with previous interventions by state actors, including the military, dating back at least to the 1960s. Secondly, it is contended that th...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/14683849.2016.1257913

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Oxford, SSD, SIAS
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Turkish Studies Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Pages:
278-296
Publication date:
2016-11-29
Acceptance date:
2016-11-02
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EISSN:
1743-9663
ISSN:
1468-3849
Pubs id:
pubs:663117
URN:
uri:5b99dcc2-6700-4861-9d2e-741586059c01
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uuid:5b99dcc2-6700-4861-9d2e-741586059c01
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pubs:663117

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