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Law Ethics and Justice in the Emerging International Order A
Law, Ethics, and Justice in the Emerging International Order: A Study of Turkish Diplomacy under the AK Party Government (2002-2014)

This paper draws on the ‘moral’ dimensions of Turkey’s ‘new’ foreign policy as it became manifest after the Justice and...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sharing Power Turkey s Democratization Challenge in the Age of
Sharing Power: Turkey’s Democratization Challenge in the Age of the AKP Hegemony

After a major wave of democratization over the last decade, the stalemate in Turkey’s reform process and the rising...

Monday, April 1, 2013

The AK Party and the Evolution of Turkish Political Islam
The AK Party and the Evolution of Turkish Political Islam’s Foreign Policy

Turkish foreign policy under the AK Party government has long drawn scrutiny from a wide range of analysts. The Syrian...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Gezi Anatomy of a Public Square Movement
Gezi – Anatomy of a Public Square Movement

The Occupy Gezi movement has been a staging ground for the creativity of micro-practices, and it embodies the importance...

Monday, July 1, 2013

After Gezi Moving Towards Post-Hegemonic Imagination in Turkey
After Gezi: Moving Towards Post-Hegemonic Imagination in Turkey

his paper discusses the conflict between the AK Party government and the Gezi activism with reference to hegemony,...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Evolution of Turkey s Foreign Policy under the AK
The Evolution of Turkey’s Foreign Policy under the AK Party Government

This article aims to explain the evolution of Turkish foreign policy through the search for a foreign policy role concept....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Civilizational Discourse the Alliance of Civilizations and Turkish Foreign Policy
Civilizational Discourse, the ‘Alliance of Civilizations’ and Turkish Foreign Policy

The main orientation of Turkish foreign policy has recently been described as Europeanization, Middle Easternization, or...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Can the Kurdish Left Contribute to Turkey s Democratization
Can the Kurdish Left Contribute to Turkey’s Democratization?

The current peace process regarding Turkey’s Kurdish question could pave the way for the normalization of politics and...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Perspectives on Turkey s Multi-Regional Role in the 21st Century
Perspectives on Turkey’s Multi-Regional Role in the 21st Century

A cursory look at the map of Turkey brings home the appropriateness of the title under review. Sitting astride the...

Friday, April 1, 2016

The AKP and the Alevi Opening Understanding the Dynamics of
The AKP and the “Alevi Opening”: Understanding the Dynamics of the Rapprochement

The AKP government has undertaken a series of steps to understand and respond to Alevi identity-based claims. Popularly...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turkey s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective
Turkey’s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective

Edited by Bill Kissane, After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe is an...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Towards a Turkish-Armenian Rapprochement
Towards a Turkish-Armenian Rapprochement?

Given its close political, economic, social and cultural ties to the region, stability, prosperity and a cooperative...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Turkey and the Alliance of Civilizations Norm Adoption as a
Turkey and the Alliance of Civilizations: Norm Adoption as a Survival Strategy

This article asks why Turkey recently adopted the emerging international norm of inter-civilizational dialogue as one of...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Birth and Death of Islamism
The Birth and Death of Islamism

What happens when an ideological movement whose raison d’être is to challenge the existing political system and government...

Monday, October 1, 2012


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