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Islam, conservatism, and democracy in Turkey: comparing Turgut Özal and Recep Tayyip Erdoğn
In the absence of politically influential aristocracy and the entrepreneurial middle classes, the political and economic transformations in the Republican Turkey have been the handiwork of the political elites. Thus, late ...
Revisiting civil society in Turkey
In studies on civil society, there is a tendency to perceive it as an instrument for the transition from an authoritarian system of government to a democratic one. It is not taken as a societal entity in an already ...
Does secularism face a serious threat in Turkey?
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
Civil-military relations in Turkey: Toward a liberal model?
In Republican Turkey, the military has always had respect for democracy. However, from 1960 onwards, the military intervened in politics on four occasions. This was because it felt responsible for dealing with internal as ...