The Politics of Permanent Crisis: Class, Ideology and State in Turkey
By Nesecan Balkan
December 1, 2001
Nesecan Balkan, visiting assistant professor of Economics, is co-editor, with Sungar Savran, of "The Politics of Permanent Crisis: Class, Ideology and State in Turkey". The book is a collection of 10 essays on current political and ideological issues in Turkey covering a wide range of topics including the Kurdish question, the recent rise of nationalism, relations with the European Union, the question of political Islam in Turkey and the Cyprus issue. Each essay touches on historical developments related to the specific topic it explores, thus providing accessible background information to uninformed readers. The first chapter is a comprehensive analysis of the 20th-century Turkish political economy.