Prof. Heper Publishes New Book on Turkey's Political Life

Prof. Metin Heper, dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative, and Social Sciences, vice rector for academic affairs, and founder and honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences has published a new book, Türkiye’nin Siyasal Hayatı: Tarihsel, Kuramsal ve Karşılaştırmalı Açıdan (Turkey's Political Life: A Historical, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives), İstanbul: Doğan Kitap, 2011.

In his book, Prof. Heper brings his enormous experience to the question of basic political difficulties in Turkey's recent past. The book brings together in one place translations of Prof. Heper's selected articles and chapters in edited volumes (twenty altogether) published internationally in English.

According to the publisher, "This book is a theoretical, comparative, far-reaching, and instructive examination, which descends to particular in the range from Ottoman heritage to state interest groups, Atatürk and the public bureaucracy, to the military and AKP." In short, scholars and students alike can find in one volume some important works by Prof. Heper, a leading scholar in the politics and political history of Turkey.

Professor Heper's books in English include The State Tradition in Turkey (Eothen Press, Walkington, U.K., 1985); Historical Dictionary of Turkey (Scarecrow Press, U.S.A., 1994, 2002, 2009, the last edition with Dr. Nur Bilge Criss), İsmet İnönü: The Making of a Turkish Statesman (E.J. Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands, 1998), The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimilation (PalgraveMacmillan, London, 2007).