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Bridging the gap between the particular and the universal: an intervention by Cemil Meric

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dc.contributor.author Ongur, Hakan Övünç
dc.contributor.author Topal, Omer Faruk
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-23T05:50:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-23T05:50:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Ongur, H. O., & Topal, O. F. (2017). Bridging the gap between the particular and the universal: an intervention by Cemil Meriç. Turkish Studies, 18(4), 729-751. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1468-3849
dc.identifier.other number of pages 23
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/14683849.2017.1322907
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1043
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates whether the Turkish intellectual Cemil Meric's metaphor of silent yet peaceful communication among world literature classics on the same bookshelf might be employed in international political theory in contrast to traditional cosmopolitan or communitarian approaches, which favor either the particular or the universal in constructing social actors. Reviewing Meric's works and his conceptualizations of umran and irfan, we first inspect the underlying separation between what Meric calls the processes of nationalism and nationalization. Meric defines the latter as a form of people's construction, which curiously echoes Ernesto Laclau's definition of social articulations among conflicting particularities under a universal signifier. We then attempt to extend Meric's approach toward the international in order to transcend the Westphalian tradition in international relations and to reinterpret Andrew Linklater's normative cosmopolitanism by lifting the prerequisite of dialogue among international actors for peaceful coexistence. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subject Cemil Meric en_US
dc.subject universalism en_US
dc.subject nationalism en_US
dc.subject international political theory en_US
dc.title Bridging the gap between the particular and the universal: an intervention by Cemil Meric en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal Turkish Studies en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü tr_TR
dc.identifier.volume 18
dc.identifier.issue 4
dc.identifier.startpage 729
dc.identifier.endpage 751
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000414705300008
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85019094296
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthor Ongur, Hakan Övünç
dc.contributor.YOKid 158766
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14683849.2017.1322907
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı tr_TR


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