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Insight Turkey > Issues | The AK Party Decade - Fall 2013 / Volume 15, Number 4

The AK Party Decade



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Fall 2013
As Turkey prepares for local, presidential and general elections in the next two years, domestic and foreign policy issues are becoming central topics of public debate in the context of democratization, economic development, and regional stability. 


Commentaries


Gezi Park Revolts: For or Against Democracy?
The anti-government protests in Turkey emerged as a legitimate and even necessary reaction...

Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park Movement
This essay interprets the Gezi Park protests that began as a local resistance to government plans...

Ergenekon: An Illegitimate Form of Government
On August 5th, 2013, an Istanbul court reached its verdict in the Ergenekon coup plot trial,...

Democratization and Relations with the EU in the AK Party Period: Is Turkey Really Making Progress?
This brief commentary assesses the progress made by Turkey under the Justice and Development...

A New Challenge for Turkey: Civil War in Syria
The Arab Spring gave rise to a variety of transitions in the Middle East. Although initial...

Military, Political Islam, and the Future of Democracy in Egypt
Egypt’s democratization efforts require domestic and international considerations: Domestically,...

Insights for Egypt’s and Tunisia’s Islamists from Turkish Experience of Democratic Transition
Turkey is achieved a viable combination of Islam, democracy and development. After prolonged...


Articles


Euro-Turks in the Contemporary European Imaginary
Do perceptions of Muslim communities differ among receiving European societies? Are attitudes...

Constitutional Amendments Under the Justice and Development Party Rule
Turkey’s 1982 Constitution does not reflect the values of modern constitutionalism. Originally,...

The Turkish Economy During the Justice and Development Party Decade
During the 1990s, political uncertainties in Turkey had negative effects that left the economy...

Civil-Military Relations During the AK Party Era: Major Developments and Challenges
The remarkable transformation of Turkish civil-military relations since the AK Party’s rise to...

Turkey’s Education Policy During the AK Party Era (2002-2013)
The AK Party has been a leading reform actor with particular emphasis on education. AK Party...

After Gezi: Moving Towards Post-Hegemonic Imagination in Turkey
his paper discusses the conflict between the AK Party government and the Gezi activism with...

Kyrgyzstan: In Search for Stability
In the last two decades, Kyrgyzstan has searched for stability while swinging on a pendulum...


Book Reviews


Habermas and European Integration: Social and Cultural Modernity Beyond the Nation-State
Shivdeep grewal has written this excellent research-turned-into-a book on Jurgen Habermas, one of...

Foreign Policy after Tahrir Revolution: (Re)-Defining the Role of Egypt in the Middle East
The continuities, changes, ruptures, and transformation of Egyptian foreign policy have been...

Jews: The Making of a Diaspora People
The subtitle of this one-volume overview of Jewish history presents its main focus as the notion...

Writing Muslim Identity
THE CONTINUED and growing presence of Islam and Muslims in the West has produced a plethora of...

Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism
The United States supposedly is premised on “separation of church and state,” which means the...

Muslim Youth: Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations
When Britain was more permeated by Christianity than it is today, well-meaning vicars would run...

A Muslim Mystic Community in Britain: Meaning in the West and for the West
THE NAQSHBANDIYYA is perhaps one of the widest-spread Islamic religious brotherhoods due to its...

Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible
THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) faced a stalemate of institutional reform between the signing of the...

The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City
In Istanbul, architectural ideas on how to transform Taksim Square can get you killed. A case in...

Turkey’s European Future: Behind the Scenes of America’s Influence on EU-Turkey Relations
TURKEY’S EUROPEAN FUTURE tackles the question of how the United States (US) has influenced...

Debating Security in Turkey: Challenges and Changes in the Twenty-First Century
Interest in Turkey and its foreign and security policies has grown significantly in the political...


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