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Party Politics in the Western Balkans
Party Politics in the Western Balkans

Party Politics in the Western Balkans is a volume of articles edited by Vera Stojarová and Peter Emerson about the...

Monday, July 6, 2020

The Gezi Park Protests in Turkey A Qualitative Field Research
The Gezi Park Protests in Turkey: A Qualitative Field Research

Civil protests began on May 27, 2013, in opposition to modernization works planned for Gezi Park near Taksim Square,...

Monday, July 1, 2013

One Down Two More to Go Electoral Trends in the
One Down, Two More to Go: Electoral Trends in the Aftermath of the March 2014 Municipality Elections

The March 2014 local elections in Turkey did not drastically alter electoral balances in Turkey. The AK Party maintained...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The 2014 Local Elections in Turkey A Victory for Identity
The 2014 Local Elections in Turkey: A Victory for Identity Politics

The context of and the meaning conferred upon the local elections led it to be fought in a referandum-like atmosphere....

Tuesday, April 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

The CHP in the June and November 2015 Elections An
The CHP in the June and November 2015 Elections: An Evaluation on Political Impasse

The electoral will reflected at the ballot box on November 1 confirmed the hegemony of the AK Party in Turkey’s party...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Reasons Behind the AK Party s November 1st Victory
The Reasons Behind the AK Party’s November 1st Victory

In June 2015, Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) lost its parliamentary majority after thirteen...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Türkiye de Siyasal Katılım Tek Partiden AK Parti ye Siyasal
Türkiye’de Siyasal Katılım, Tek Partiden AK Parti’ye Siyasal İslam ve Demokrasi Tartışmaları

There are many institutions playing a role in weaving the ideals of democracy into Turkey’s social fabric. Many political...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turkey between Democracy and Militarism Post Kemalist Perspectives
Turkey between Democracy and Militarism: Post Kemalist Perspectives

Turkey between Democracy and Militarism: Post Kemalist Perspectives” provides a comprehensive picture of the struggle...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Türkiye de Militarist Devlet Söylemi Militarist State Discourse in Turkey
Türkiye’de Militarist Devlet Söylemi (Militarist State Discourse in Turkey)

Ali Balcı’s Militarist State Discourse in Turkey is an adaption of the second chapter of his PhD thesis that surveyed the...

Monday, April 1, 2013

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

Turkey s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue The MHP
Turkey’s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue: The MHP’s Reaction to the “Democratic Opening”

Turkey’s current government’s ‘democratic opening’ project has led to a series of political discussions regarding the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Constitutional Referendum Farewell to the Old Turkey
Constitutional Referendum: Farewell to the ‘Old Turkey’

This commentary studies the results of the constitutional referendum that took place on September 12, 2010. It argues that...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turkey s Kurdish Conflict Pathways to Progress
Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict: Pathways to Progress

This paper discusses the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, within the context of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. What...

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Kurdistan Regional Government Elections A Critical Evaluation
The Kurdistan Regional Government Elections: A Critical Evaluation

This analysis offers an evaluation of the last three elections of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. These...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Political Parties the Political System and Turkey
Political Parties, the Political System and Turkey

Even though they are not the sole forms of organization in a democratic system, political parties constitute the most...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Transformation of Turkey s Political System and the Executive
The Transformation of Turkey’s Political System and the Executive Presidency

This commentary analyzes the question of political transformation in Turkey, which has been a hotly debated issue for more...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Odyssey of the Turkish Constitutional Court into the World
The Odyssey of the Turkish Constitutional Court into the World of Individual Application

Since the introduction of the individual application as a constitutional remedy, the Turkish Constitutional Court, which...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The European Union and Political Cleavages in Turkey
The European Union and Political Cleavages in Turkey

This article examines how the Turks’ views of the European Union align with notions of a center-periphery cleavage in...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Quantitative Analysis of Turkey s 2011 Elections
A Quantitative Analysis of Turkey’s 2011 Elections

The changes in Turkey’s political landscape over the past decade have been quite dramatic. In this study, we present a...

Saturday, October 1, 2011


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