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Author Emre, Yunus, author.

Title The emergence of social democracy in Turkey : the left and the transformation of the Republican People's Party / Yunus Emre
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 325 pages)
Series Library of modern Turkey ; volume 6
Library of modern Turkey ; v. 6
Contents List of Abbreviations -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Introduction: The Social Democratic Movement and Ideology -- 2. The Delayed Emergence of Social Democracy in Turkey -- 3. The 1961 Constitution, the New Regime and the RPP -- 4. The RPP and the Left -- 5. Conclusion -- Appendices -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The RPP (Republican People's Party) stands as Turkey's main opposition party - one of two major political blocs, second only to Erdogan's ruling AK Party. Also known as the CHP (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi), it was the founding party of Ataturk's republican regime and had a history of hostility towards leftist parties. Despite this, by the mid-1960s, the RPP had re-orientated itself as left of centre, as the growing influence of the left inside the RPP pushed it in a new direction. This is hailed as the entry point of social democratic politics into Turkey, and is the focus of Yunus Emre's impressively researched book. He tracks the fluctuations in Turkish politics from the single-party period to the making of a new regime following the 1960 coup, looking at the place of both the RPP and the left in this trajectory, making this essential reading for scholars of Turkish politics and modern history. -- from publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Turkey) -- History -- 20th century
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Turkey)
Socialism -- Turkey -- 20th century
Socialist parties -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Socialist parties.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786724618