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The End of History or the End of Democracy in
The End of History or the End of Democracy in Austria?

Departing from the Japanese-American political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s contention in his “The End of History” thesis...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What does the French Democracy Crisis Indicate
What does the French Democracy Crisis Indicate?

Macron represents himself as the voice of the liberals against authoritarian nationalists for the 2019 European Parliament...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How Do We Remember Adnan Menderes in Contemporary Turkish Politics
How Do We Remember Adnan Menderes in Contemporary Turkish Politics?

Most people still are in the opinion that Turkey owes much to Adnan Menderes due to his struggle for democracy, because...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

What Does Erdogan s Leadership Mean for Turkish Politics
What Does Erdogan’s Leadership Mean for Turkish Politics?

Turkey will reach the moment of political normalcy and Erdogan will then retreat to a less prominent position. Under...

Friday, May 18, 2018

Erdogan s Manifesto and Democracy
Erdogan’s Manifesto and Democracy

The shift to a presidential system may be the most critical step in institutionalizing democratic politics in Turkey. It...

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Who is Afraid of Early Elections
Who is Afraid of Early Elections?

The CHP chairman Kilicdaroglu does not seem to know yet if he will run himself as a candidate or nominate the names like...

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sisi s Re-Election and the Western Stance How the West
Sisi’s Re-Election and the Western Stance: How the West Failed in Egypt

While Egypt witnessed a guideline example of an undemocratic election process, the Western “democracies” such as the U.S....

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The problem of minority representation in Europe
The problem of minority representation in Europe

Interestingly however, the report emphasizes that descriptive representation (the number of Muslim MPs) does not directly...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Does Turkey s AK Party reduce Democracy to Elections alone
Does Turkey’s AK Party reduce Democracy to Elections alone?

While the AK Party cannot be blamed for reducing democracy to elections alone, it is accepted that the governing party has...

Friday, March 23, 2018

Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian
Presidential Elections in Egypt and the Future of the Authoritarian Regime

The presidential elections in Egypt in March 2018 is a new step toward consolidating the oppressive regime, which was...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Interuniversity Board Condemns the Coup Attempt in Turkey
Interuniversity Board Condemns the Coup Attempt in Turkey

Following the recent coup attempt in Turkey, public and private institutions made public statements condemning the coup...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Rise and Fall of FETO in Turkish Politics
The Rise and Fall of FETO in Turkish Politics

FETO, a religious criminal cult and led by the US based cleric Fetullah Gülen, is a bizarre political phenomenon. It is...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

How Undemocratic Europe Can Be The Examples of Germany and
How Undemocratic Europe Can Be: The Examples of Germany and the Netherlands

It is becoming more and more obvious, what would happen if an EU national politician would be detained in Turkey. However,...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sultans of Democracy Demand the Head of Erdoğan
Sultans of Democracy Demand the Head of Erdoğan

Anti-West sentiments increase among millions of supporters of Erdoğan and even those who oppose him. This rising hate is...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Democratization of the Republic through Presidentialism
Democratization of the Republic through Presidentialism

The current constitutional reform in Turkey puts a premium on democratic politics in the face of extra-political forces...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

As Washington looks to divide the Middle East Turkey pins
As Washington looks to divide the Middle East, Turkey pins Hopes on Democracy

As Washington seeks to leave a fragmented Syria and Iraq, Turkey, facing grave security threats emanating from that very...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Does the West Want a Democratic Turkey
Does the West Want a Democratic Turkey?

The domestic and international actors, in most cases, had opposite impacts on the events of July 15. While the domestic...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Brexit and Re-discussing European Democracy
Brexit and Re-discussing European Democracy

Great Britain’s decision to leave the EU is not only a turning point in Europe’s history but also a huge challenge for the...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Who Has the Right to Make a Constitution
Who Has the Right to Make a Constitution?

Notwithstanding the significance of debates around the content and the wording of a constitution the question of who has...

Monday, March 7, 2016

ISIL Horror and Terror Revisited
ISIL: Horror and Terror Revisited

ISIL is a modern phenomenon and it is in many ways not different from fascism or communism which for a great part defined...

Friday, February 26, 2016

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