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The Electoral Success of the AKP Cause for Hope and
The Electoral Success of the AKP: Cause for Hope and Despair

The 2011 elections marked the emergence of the AKP as a political brand that is likely to win all the elections in the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The 2011 Elections and the Kurdish Question1
The 2011 Elections and the Kurdish Question1

This essay argues that the 2011 election results point to a number of important conclusions concerning the Kurdish...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections The Limits
The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections: The Limits of Oscillating Between State and Society

The MHP won 13 percent of the vote in the June 2011 elections, which guaranteed it 52 seats in parliament. Ever since the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

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

Turkey s Local Elections of 2009 Winners and Losers
Turkey’s Local Elections of 2009: Winners and Losers

This article presents a descriptive account of the March 2009 local elections in Turkey and offers a nation-wide and...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Prisoners of Ourselves Totalitarianism in Everyday Life amp Turkey and
Prisoners of Ourselves: Totalitarianism in Everyday Life & Turkey and the Dilemma of EU Accession & Towards a Social History of Modern Turkey: Essays in Theory and Practice

ALTHOUGH written from a variety of perspectives at different points in history, all three books reviewed here offer...

Monday, July 1, 2013

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

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

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

The Militant Kurds A Dual Strategy for Freedom
The Militant Kurds: A Dual Strategy for Freedom

This is not just another book criticizing Turkey for its well-known Kurdish problem. Rather it is an ably crafted analysis...

Saturday, October 1, 2011


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