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From Zero-Sum to Positive Sum Cultivating Political Settlement and Reform
From Zero-Sum to Positive Sum: Cultivating Political Settlement and Reform in Libya

In this commentary, we advocate for a comprehensive framework to address the political, economic, and social challenges...

Thursday, November 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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