Peace in Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation (Lexington, 2013)
Friday 12 April 2013
In this new book, Professor Alpaslan Özerdem, Director of CPRS (with T. Jacoby) explores how the Kurdish conflict could be transformed toward positive peace. By drawing on peace, conflict transformation and human security theories, Peace in Turkey 2023 seeks to redress a long-felt concern in Turkey: how to address the current challenge of establishing sustainable peace in the country. What will Turkey look like at its Republic’s centenary celebrations in 2023? Will it be able to resolve the Kurdish crisis through peaceful means and successfully transform the conflict toward positive peace? Will it be a country of peace, prosperity, rule of law and democracy, or will the current violence intensify and continue to polarize society? To address these question the book uses scenario-writing, derived from peace theory, to highlight new ways to consider political violence and the future of Turkey. This is-depth study is a vital addition to the literature on the political and social concerns Turkey will face, now and in the future.