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Modernity

The concept of modernity can be analysed from various points of view. A sociological perspective sees modernity as the historical era arising from feudal society’s profound transformation processes and that, starting with the Protestant Reformation, sees the emergence of the new bourgeoisie..

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Secularisation and Post-Secularisation

“Secularisation” means the process that has above all characterised western countries during the contemporary era and led to the progressive abandonment of religious rules and sacral kinds of behaviour..

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Pan-Arabism

“Pan-Arabism” is a movement the objective of which is the unification of Arab peoples and nations. This is a modern cultural trend with political finalities, arising as an answer to colonialism and the West’s involvement in the Arab world..

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Culture-Civilisation

The concept of culture has changed in the course of time.

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Revolution

Though its semantic origins are pre-modern, revolution has been a fundamental category of the interpretation of modern times.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Resetdoc Videos
IT Friday, 23 December 2011

Kurds Enacting the European Integration Process

Fuat Keyman, Istanbul Policy Center

The EU-Turkey integration process and the EU institutions have opened up spaces to empower people, particularly Kurds, to fight for their rights and freedom within their own country. So behind the state-state relationship we see the importance of the EU integration process for third party countries. But how does this process affect the Kurdish, or “multicultural” issue in Turkey? And how will it be possible to recover the relationship between Turkey and the EU? Resetdoc has asked Fuat Keyman, a leading Turkish political scientist and Director of Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University.  


Filmmaker: Nikolai Eberth
Interview and editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg

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