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  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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This article was written in 2012. Now I want to post it on my blog page. It is also available online at GW Post but it is hard to find and get Access; so I put it here as some sort of archieve practice 🙂     In my country, while discussing daily political and… » read more

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  Totalitarian regimes have their own code of conduct. In democratic regimes, the ruling elites have certain and similar responsibilities. However, every totalitarian regime has its own unique nature despite similarities as every totalitarian leader has his own self-declared rules.   In this short essay, I will try to analyze Karl Popper’s work ‘The Open… » 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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  In this blog piece, I will try to cover the theories of migration and types of migration. As known migration has been a hotly debated issue especially right after the Syrian civil war since 2011. The refugee crisis has dominated the agenda of European countries. The first steps taken to complete theoretical framework for… » read more

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RAND Report: What is new?

Last month, in the latest report published by RAND researchers, the key challenges confronting the U.S.-Turkish partnership over the coming years have been covered. The analysts recommend possible initiatives to sustain it during what is likely to be a turbulent era. The RAND report focuses on the political, social, and economic events that are changing… » read more

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  Thanks to the social media I have lately had the chance to communicate with one of the authors (Assoc. Serhat Koloğlugil) of the article that is under review in my blog piece today. The title of article is “Is ingroup favoritism contingent on the expectation of reciprocity from ingroup members?: The case of reputation… » read more

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    Introduction   Turkey has been characterized with a sui generis democracy and economy compared to other Middle Eastern or Muslim countries. As the the political system of Turkey has changed over time and moved towards a Western-type of democracy, Turkish economy has not stayed the same inevitably. The role of the state has… » read more

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