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Islam Conservatism and Democracy in Turkey Comparing Turgut Özal and
Islam, Conservatism, and Democracy in Turkey: Comparing Turgut Özal and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

In the absence of a politically influential aristocracy and the entrepreneurial middle class, the political and economic...

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Effect of New Turkish Foreign Policy on International Trade
The Effect of New Turkish Foreign Policy on International Trade

Turkish foreign policy has changed substantially within the last decade. Even though its relationship with the West still...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Democratization and Relations with the EU in the AK Party
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 Party (the AK Party) toward...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Insights for Egypt s and Tunisia s Islamists from Turkish
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 periods of political...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park
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 to level a public park...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Constitutional Amendments Under the Justice and Development Party Rule
Constitutional Amendments Under the Justice and Development Party Rule

Turkey’s 1982 Constitution does not reflect the values of modern constitutionalism. Originally, the Constitution...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Turkey s Education Policy During the AK Party Era 2002-2013
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 governments implemented...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Turkish Economy During the Justice and Development Party Decade
The Turkish Economy During the Justice and Development Party Decade

During the 1990s, political uncertainties in Turkey had negative effects that left the economy vulnerable to public and...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Civil-Military Relations During the AK Party Era Major Developments and
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 power has not led to total...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy
Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy

The transformation of Turkish foreign policy has become a closely followed subject, fueling important debates on the...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Geopolitical Codes in Davutoğlu s Views toward the Middle East
Geopolitical Codes in Davutoğlu’s Views toward the Middle East

Critical geopolitics, which is a relatively new field of study for scholars of international relations, seeks to...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


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