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    This piece was first published on the Compaion. Almost all of us watch the striking dimensions of global waste in the news release. The levels of waste are thought-provoking. What is even more tragical is that we are still not conscious about wasting; however it is a bleeding wound.   “Janus” is known… » read more

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This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy.   The media-politics relationship in Turkey has been one of the most important factors shaping the quality of democracy.   Media is seen as the “fourth estate” in modern democracies. It acts as a “watchdog” for state affairs. The media coverage of issues is very important in… » read more

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This article was first published on Eurasia Review   Media is seen as the “fourth estate” in modern democracies. It acts as a “watchdog” for state affairs. The media coverage of issues is very important in agenda setting. Media freedom is essential to a working democracy as agenda-setting is one of the significant roles of… » read more

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  This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy   “…Turkish Army is determined to defend the unitary secular state founded by Ataturk… Protection of fundamental characteristics of the republic cannot be considered as an intervention in domestic politics.” said, Isık Kosaner, ex-Chief of the General Staff   Democracy as a regime type is the… » read more

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    Okumalar 1: 1.100 Soruda Siyasi Düşünce Tarihi; Murat Sarıca; Gerçek 2.Politika Bilimine Giriş; Münci Kapanci; Bilgi Y 3.Siyaset , (Der.) Mümtaz’er Türköne / Lotus Yay. 4.Siyaset Bilimine Giriş, Andrew Heywood 5.Siyasal Rejimler ve Yönetimler, Ayferi Göze 6.Siyasi Düşünce Tarihi ; Donald Tannenbaum- David Schultz; Adres Yay. 7.Yakınçağ Siyasal Düşünceler Tarihi George Sabin 8.İmparatorluktan… » read more

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    Comparative politics is a sub-field in political science discipline characterized either by the use of the comparative method or other empirical methods to explore politics among countries. The comparative study of politics examines “political institutions – from constitutions to executives to parliaments to parties to electoral laws – and the processes and relationships… » read more

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It is a widely-known fact that, Turkey has undergone several changes and turbulent years. Military interventions, Kurdish uprisings and PKK terror, the inability of non-state actors and elites to cope with non-democratic practices – all of these have so far had major impact not only upon theTurkish society but also upon the Turkish media. Since… » read more

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    I have launched a Youtube channel on Ottoman-Turkish History through which I present literature review and academic comments on Ottoman-Turkish History. I aim to reach to young scholars studying Turkish politics in particular.   One of my videos is on the following link:   Ottoman Political and Societal Structure – YouTube   My… » read more

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Barrington Moore has been a very influential scholar with his encompassing analysis of specific countries like England. In his work Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (1967) Moore studied how weakening social interests and political structures played a major role in making the new political order. Capitalist transformation in England caused change in class relations… » read more

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This short blog piece is an attempt to summarize renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s approach to Holocaust in the light of his book entitled “Modernity and the Holocaust” The holocaust which is characterized by the brutally murder of millions of people is a black mark in history. Zygmunt Bauman has interpreted the Holocaust together with the… » read more

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