Post Tagged with: "Turkey"

Review – Women and Civil Society in Turkey

Review – Women and Civil Society in Turkey

Ömer Çaha’s in-depth study presents historical coverage of civil society in Turkey and identifies the various feminist movements that play a central role in the civil sphere.

Winners and Losers in the Syrian Civil War

Winners and Losers in the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian civil war has shaken up the political and strategic environment of the Middle East region, with all outcomes likely to bring political and economic uncertainties.

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

Interview – Tariq Ramadan

Professor Ramadan answers your questions about the compatibility of Islam and liberal democracy, prospects for the Arab Spring, and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Erdorgan’s Difficulties Understanding the New Opposition

Erdorgan’s Difficulties Understanding the New Opposition

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has difficulty in understanding the new opposition and it is not clear that he has a particularly profound understanding of liberal democracy.

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global mass public protests are a milestone in the ‘war on corruption’. However, they face entrenched networks of interests, which need to recognise that reform is key to their personal survival.

Second Image (Reversed), Framing Effects, and Turkey’s Gezi Park Demonstrations

Second Image (Reversed), Framing Effects, and Turkey’s Gezi Park Demonstrations

Prime Minister Erdoğan is not in imminent danger of losing power, but the protests and his response to them could be consequential for Turkey’s democracy and its role in international relations.

Emotions in International Relations

Emotions in International Relations

The main theoretical approaches to IR have all built on emotional states: realists emphasize fear, institutionalists trust, Marxists greed, constructivists affect. But only recently have scholars sought to explore the effects of emotional states.

Europeanization: Analyzing the Domestic Change in Turkey

Europeanization: Analyzing the Domestic Change in Turkey

It remains to be seen whether Turkey will pursue further EU-focused change. This is related to the flexibility of the secular republic and those actors demanding a more democratic and liberal state.

Economic Crisis in Cyprus: Repercussions, Turkey and the Turkish-Cypriots

Economic Crisis in Cyprus: Repercussions, Turkey and the Turkish-Cypriots

Given Cyprus’ loss of diplomatic leverage due to the needed economic aid/bail-out, Cyprus needs to proceed with caution toward the EU, while standing by the Turkish-Cypriot community.

LGBT Rights in Turkey: The Long Road To Tolerance

LGBT Rights in Turkey: The Long Road To Tolerance

Turkish society’s attitude towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals is challenging. Although the current picture is bleak, LGBT activists and their allies are working hard to make Turkey a more tolerant place.

Review – Democracy, Islam, And Secularism in Turkey

Review – Democracy, Islam, And Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey illuminates some of the most compelling and significant questions driving the central debates in contemporary Turkey.

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

With numerous strategic pitfalls to intervention in Syria, there is little chance that Article V will be invoked by Turkey to bring in a NATO intervention force.

From Dream to Farce: Turkey’s EU Membership

From Dream to Farce: Turkey’s EU Membership

The EU’s new agenda is aimed at improving general Turkey-EU relations, rather than increasing the likelihood of Turkish membership. Therefore, it seems that Turkey’s EU process could remain stationary for the foreseeable future, if not forever.

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