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The Europeanization of Upper Mesopotamia: Current status of its societal structure
The Europeanization of Upper Mesopotamia: Current status of its societal structure

Author(s): Hakan Samur
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Central European University (CEU) - Department of Political Science

Summary/Abstract: This study will carry out a three-pronged (socio-economic conditions, the state of civil society and ethno-religious qualities) assessment of the societal structure of Turkey’s South-Eastern Anatolian Region (so-called Upper Mesopotamia). In the meantime, an attempt will be made to elucidate the significance of Turkey’s Europeanization process for the region, in terms of overcoming the problems of this structure. The basis of the positive impact of the Europeanization process draws upon the partial improvements evidenced in the region’s societal structure from 2001 onwards, which resulted from the wave of fundamental reforms being experienced across the nation in line with EU membership.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 102-126
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English