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    The politics and society of modern Turkey, and the geopolitics of Asia Minor, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. Focuses on the political complexities and tensions at the meeting point of Europe and the Islamic world. Includes consideration of the legacies of the Ottoman and Byzantine empires in their core territories.

    The area of Asia Minor, the Balkans, and the Caucasus is the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with the Turkish republic as its core. Modern Turkey is the principal successor state of the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. The paper considers the politics and society of contemporary Turkey. It explores complexities and tensions at the meeting point of the West, Islam, and the Middle East. It reviews Turkey's interactions with both its turbulent neighbourhood and the wider world.

    About this paper

    Paper title Turkey and Its Neighbours
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
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    18 200-level POLS points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
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    To be confirmed when paper is next offered.


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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will have nuanced understanding of a different political and cultural environment.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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