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Turkish Model
Deconstructing the Discourse of Models The Battle of Ideas over
Deconstructing the Discourse of Models: The ‘Battle of Ideas’ over the Post-Revolutionary Middle East

Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, the so-called ‘Turkish model’ has become a key ingredient of the discourse of...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Guest Editor's Note Winter 2011
Guest Editor's Note | Winter 2011

Turkey’s rejuvenated foreign policy activism firmly constructed on novel conceptual parameters, such as “strategic depth,”...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Turkey and the Arab Spring Leadership in the Middle East
Turkey and the Arab Spring Leadership in the Middle East

Some 15 to 20 years from today, it will be illuminating to examine how academic and policy circles read the period from...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Arab Uprisings Debating the Turkish Model
The Arab Uprisings: Debating the “Turkish Model”

Mass uprisings on the Arab streets have become the vehicle for reform as the availability of modern means of communication...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The AKP Model and Tunisia s al-Nahda From Convergence to
The “AKP Model” and Tunisia’s al-Nahda: From Convergence to Competition?

More than a year after the start of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolts, the question of how political Islam will return to...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Applicability of the Turkish Model to Morocco The Case
The Applicability of the “Turkish Model” to Morocco: The Case of the Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD)

The “Turkish model,” in the form of a marriage between moderate Islam and democracy, the AKP’s electoral success and the...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Turkish Model Acceptability and Apprehension
The Turkish Model: Acceptability and Apprehension

Many actors have been interested in probing the approach that enabled Turkey to transform the country into a model of...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turkey s Demonstrative Effect and the Transformation of the Middle
Turkey’s “Demonstrative Effect” and the Transformation of the Middle East

A string of uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt followed by those in other countries have rekindled the issue of Turkey...

Friday, April 1, 2011

An Alternative to the Turkish Model for the Emerging Arab
An Alternative to the “Turkish Model” for the Emerging Arab Democracies

The political and economic success of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has generated extensive discussion...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Democracy Islam and Secularism in Turkey
Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey, edited by Ahmet Kuru and Alfred Stepan, decribes the so-called “Turkish model”...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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