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DEMOKRATİK BARIŞ TEORİSİ

DEMOKRATİK BARIŞ TEORİSİ

upa-admin Ekim 14, 2016 0

Uluslararası İlişkiler alanında, devletlerin hareket tarzını açıklamaya yönelik olarak hazırlanmış iki büyük teori bulunmaktadır: Realizm (Gerçekçilik) ve İdealizm (Liberalizm). Buna karşın, bu iki ana akımın görüşlerini zenginleştiren ve onlara farklı boyutlar kazandıran birçok akım

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PUTIN: “WE DO NOT CLAIM THE ROLE OF A SUPERPOWER”

PUTIN: “WE DO NOT CLAIM THE ROLE OF A SUPERPOWER”

upa-admin Ocak 19, 2016 0

BILD: Mr President, 25 years ago, we celebrated the end of the Cold War. Now we have just had a year of more crises and wars than ever before. What went so horribly wrong

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GREECE IS FACING A HISTORICAL DILEMMA: DEMOCRACY OR OLIGARCHY?

GREECE IS FACING A HISTORICAL DILEMMA: DEMOCRACY OR OLIGARCHY?

upa-admin Temmuz 1, 2015 0

After five months of intense negotiations between SYRIZA, the leftist Greek government, and the “institutions” formerly known as the Troika, and after spending most of last week locked in discussions with creditors which did

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DOES DEMOCRACY EXIST IN THE US?

DOES DEMOCRACY EXIST IN THE US?

upa-admin Haziran 2, 2015 0

The recent decades have been marked by Washington’s ”special” efforts to impose its democratic ideas worldwide. This happened (and still goes on!) not only with the active promotion of “the colored revolutions” and the

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TURKEY TOWARDS COMPETITIVE AUTHORITARIANISM?

TURKEY TOWARDS COMPETITIVE AUTHORITARIANISM?

upa-admin Ağustos 6, 2014 0

“Competitive authoritarianism” is a new concept in Comparative Politics created by Professor Steven Levitsky from Harvard University.[1] Levitsky, together with Lucan Way wrote the book Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War[2] in

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PRESIDENTIAL VERSUS PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY

PRESIDENTIAL VERSUS PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY

upa-admin Haziran 12, 2014 0

The comparison between Presidential and Parliamentary democracy has always been an interesting and controversial topic for scholars of Political Science and especially those of Comparative Politics. Although European Westminster model of Parliamentary democracy has

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PLURALISM VS. CORPORATISM

PLURALISM VS. CORPORATISM

upa-admin Mayıs 31, 2014 0

Conflict and consensus are inseparable elements of democracy. In a democratic society, different groups and individuals compete for power and power struggle is a fundamental tendency in the democratic political life. Pluralism, which can

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DEFINING AND STUDYING DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION

DEFINING AND STUDYING DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION

upa-admin Mayıs 29, 2014 0

As Samuel Huntington analyzes in his famous book The Third Wave[1], starting from the mid 1970s, there has been a visible trend -using the old categorization- in second and third world countries to make

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EGYPT 2013: WHAT CAN YOU TELL?

EGYPT 2013: WHAT CAN YOU TELL?

upa-admin Eylül 2, 2013 1

Genuine democracy requires practice and partnership, and cannot be realized aloof from people. Mobilizing crowds to replace the ballot box is very dangerous as the lust for power and authority can be cast in

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TURKEY: A DIFFICULT COUNTRY FOR JOURNALISTS

TURKEY: A DIFFICULT COUNTRY FOR JOURNALISTS

upa-admin Ağustos 17, 2013 0

Which country jails the most journalists? You could easily think of a theocratic regime in Middle East, communist countries or a dictatorial-rule country as the correct answer but in fact according to many different

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