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Kees van der Pijl

Kees van der Pijl is a fellow of the Centre for Global Political Economy and professor emeritus in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. His publications include The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class (new edition 2012, first published 1984), Transnational Classes and International Relations (1998), Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq (2006), Nomads, Empires, States (2007) and The Foreign Encounter in Myth and Religion (2010).

Research areas:  Emerging powers , Middle East and North Africa

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Arab Spring, Turkish “Summer”? The trajectory of a pro-Western “moderate Islam”
Instanbul Colors, by Let Ideas Compete, under CC license on Flickr Kees van der Pijl 30 November 2012
The “moderate Islam” that has developed in Turkey could play a role in shaping the outcome of the Arab revolt that began in 2011. The modern Turkish state established by Atatürk after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire had to find ways to integrate Islam politically. Turkey was a late-industrialising country and the Islamic political c... more  

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