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Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park
Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park Movement

This essay interprets the Gezi Park protests that began as a local resistance to government plans to level a public park...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Perceptions of Syrians in Turkey
Perceptions of Syrians in Turkey

This article is a summary of the study “Syrians in Turkey: Social Acceptance and Integration,” which was conducted by the...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Kurds of Modern Turkey Migration Neoliberalism and Exclusion in Turkish
Kurds of Modern Turkey: Migration, Neoliberalism and Exclusion in Turkish Society

As the Kurdish question in Turkey has yet to be solved, the question itself does not remain constant but rather it is...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reproducing Class Education Neoliberalism and the Rise of the New
Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul

Reproducing Class is a neatly focused examination of the transformative work of globalization in Istanbul through a focus...

Sunday, July 1, 2012


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