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Archives for Political Sociology

  In this blog piece, I will provide a summary of the renowned book “Politics” of Andrew Heywood. This summary of mine was made for my PhD course in 2011. CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS POLITICS?   Politics, in its broadest sense can be defined as the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the… » read more

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  On 27 May, 1960, modern Turkey witnessed its first full-fledged military coup. The coup was of a non-hierarchical nature in the sense that it was not carried out by generals but by other military officers belonging to lower status such as colonels. What paved the way for the coup can be seen as multi-dimensional.… » read more

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After the series of my blog articles concerning migration, I will provide a huge bibliography for the scholars interested in this issue. I already used some of these resources in my blog articles.   Abadan-Unat, N, Bitmeyen Göç: Konuk İşçilikten Ulus Ötesi Yurttaşlığa, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2002.   Akdaş, T., Migration as a security… » read more

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In this blog article as I said in my earlier articles, I will try to clarify and define the concepts of “migrants”, “asylum seekers” and “refugees”.   Research studies cover a variety of categories of migrants, such as immigrants, student migrants, economic migrants, internally displaced persons, unaccompanied minors, refugees, sans-papiers (undocumented migrants) and asylum seekers.… » read more

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The main theoretical discussions concerning nationalism highlight that nationalism is not just an ideology. It can be seen as an ideology, theory, and also as an approach. Indeed, there is no general or single school of thought to explain the social phenomena of nations, nationhood, and nationalism. A nation can be seen as a particular… » read more

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Trends in Turkey 2019

    The result of the ‘Trends in Turkey’ [Türkiye Eğilimleri] survey which has been held for ten years was announced at a meeting held at Kadir Has University in previous days. The study, which was prepared by an academic team under the coordination of Prof. Mustafa Aydın was conducted between November 25 and December… » read more

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NATION-BUILDING: HOMOGENIZATION POLICIES AND DYNAMICS¨ Almost every nation-state since their inception has had some kind of an ‘imagined’ desired citizen profile. This concept of desired citizen has its constitutive others too. Thus, while on the one hand nation-state endeavors to construct desired citizenship; on the other hand and simultaneously, it tries to assimilate or dissimilate… » read more

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This blog piece I will write today is organized like a take-home essay and it has a simple question: What does/should Trump do vis-a-vis- the nuclear programmes of Iran and North Korea?   First I will define terminology then write some basic information of the two countries then I will try to make some evaluations… » read more

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Realism still matters…

  Article Review: “Realism” by Jack Donnelly in Burchill et. al., eds. , Theories of International Relations New York: Palgrave, 2005), pp: 29-54 In my blog piece, I will try to analyze J. Donnelly’s article. In this article, the author is trying to find the answer of the question of “what are realism’s characteristic forms,… » read more

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With the end of the Cold War, new techniques and approaches have emerged in the international system in the fight against global terrorism. In order to maintain international peace and security, conventional methods and tools like the military forces have become insufficient to combat terrorism and new threats like cyber crimes.   As a consequence… » read more

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