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The Rise and Decline of the Turkish Deep State The
The Rise and Decline of the Turkish “Deep State”: The Ergenekon Case

This article tests Mancur Olson’s theory of distributional coalitions against the case of the Turkish “deep state.”...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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

Secularism and State Policies towards Religion The United States France
Secularism and State Policies towards Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey

The relationship between the state and religion, or the question of secularism, has always been one of the most hotly...

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Key to the Democratic Opening Rethinking Citizenship Ethnicity and
A Key to the “Democratic Opening”: Rethinking Citizenship, Ethnicity and Turkish Nation-State

This article focuses on the ongoing process of transition in Turkey from a “homogeneous national identity”, which produced...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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

The Armenian Community and the AK Party Finding Trust under
The Armenian Community and the AK Party: Finding Trust under the Crescent

This article aims to explore one of the critical and relatively understudied dimensions of Turkish politics: the complex...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Constitutional Court Its Limits to Shape Turkish Politics
Constitutional Court: Its Limits to Shape Turkish Politics

This paper argues that the Turkish Constitutional Court acts within a set of limitations which significantly affect its...

Friday, October 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

Editor's Note Summer 2011
Editor's Note | Summer 2011

There is no better instrument than the ballot box to decide “who is to govern” if we care about popular legitimacy. No one...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Headscarf Politics in Turkey A Postcolonial Reading
Headscarf Politics in Turkey, A Postcolonial Reading

The distressing photo on the cover effectively represents the content of this book. The photo depicts a junior high school...

Friday, July 1, 2011


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