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Democratization
Editor's Note Spring 2020
Editor's Note | Spring 2020

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its...

Friday, July 3, 2020

Civil-Military Relations in the Arab-Majority World The Impacts on Democratization
Civil-Military Relations in the Arab-Majority World: The Impacts on Democratization and Political Violence

How did unbalanced civil-military relations affect democratization and political violence trends in the Middle East and...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The EU s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbors Orientation
The EU’s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbors Orientation, Ownership and Dialogue in Jordan and Turkey

The EU has been involved in democracy promotion in the Mediterranean for many years. However, it is facing criticism from...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Europe
Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Europe

Democratization is an ongoing process. Various social, economic, and historical dynamics play a vital role in the process...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey The Paradox of Moderation
Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey, The Paradox of Moderation

In this original and engaging book, Gunes Murat Tezcur, a political scientist trained at the University of Michigan and...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Globalization and the Crisis of Authoritarian Modernization in Turkey
Globalization and the Crisis of Authoritarian Modernization in Turkey

Conventional models developed through the conceptual lenses of modernization theory dating back to the 1960s, are no...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Militarization of Secular Opposition in Turkey
The Militarization of Secular Opposition in Turkey

Turkey under the pro-Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has represented an opportunity to go beyond...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prospects for Democratization in Iran Policy Implications
Prospects for Democratization in Iran: Policy Implications

The breakdown or modification of the Islamic Republic, though not imminent, is increasingly conceivable. However, in the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Government Systems Party Politics and Institutional Engineering in the Round
Government Systems, Party Politics, and Institutional Engineering in the Round

Countries often debate the issue of constitutional reform. Typically, such debates focus on whether a country should have...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The śDemocratic Opening in Turkey A Historical Comparative Perspective
The “Democratic Opening” in Turkey: A Historical/Comparative Perspective

This article aims to analyze the process of AKP’s democratic opening in an historical and comparative perspective with...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Monarchical Pluralism or De-democratization Actors and Choices in Jordan
Monarchical Pluralism or De-democratization: Actors and Choices in Jordan

This paper argues that the purpose of democratization in Jordanian politics is not only a political co-optation policy to...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Deal for Arab People
A New Deal for Arab People

In recent years the Arab lands have been reduced to a uniform discourse, which well suited those in America such as...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Democracy in Turkey The Impact of EU Political Conditionality
Democracy in Turkey: The Impact of EU Political Conditionality

In the ever-increasing stream of academic studies of Turkey’s foreign policy, no aspect is better covered than Turkey’s...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Egyptian Revolution 2 0 Political Blogging Civic Engagement and Citizen
Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journalism

The wave of mass protests that swept through the Arab World in early 2011 highlighted the distinct role of the...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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