Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs


Ahmet Er

Ahmet Er
Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East
March 14, 2019
A New York Times correspondent in Egypt, David Kirkpatrick focuses his book Into the Hands of the Soldiers on the 2011-2013 Egyptian revolution, the occurrences after the collapse of the authoritative regime of Hosni Mubarak, and the reasons behind the Arab Spring in the Middle East, specifically in Egypt. At the center of the conflict in Egypt between state and public, there is an army that controls the whole process of power transformation.
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
November 13, 2018
Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels delve into the meaning of the “folk theory of democracy” (p. 1) and whether it works effectively and efficiently in the United States on a practical level when it comes to elections reflecting Americans’ political preferences.

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