President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won an election runoff to begin a third decade in power.
The Electoral Politics of Erdoğanism
Drawing on the results of the parliamentary elections and the first round of the presidential elections (14th May), Roy Karadag (University of Bremen) and Hakkı Taş (GIGA Hamburg) present their ideas on specificities of Turkey’s competitive authoritarianism.
Nahostforscher Hakki Tas: „Nationalismus ist Erdoğan wichtiger als der Islam“
Die türkische Wirtschaft ist ins Schlingern gekommen – und damit Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, sagt Nahostforscher Hakki Tas vom Hamburger Institut „Giga“. Ein Gespräch über Wohlstand, Wählerverhalten und westliche Wendehals-Politik.
Populism and the politicisation of foreign policy
While populism itself is a politicised concept, this article seeks to conceptualise the populist politicisation of foreign policy.
Continuity through change: populism and foreign policy in Turkey
Although the scholarship refers to the AKP (and Erdoğan) as a singular, coherent actor, there have actually been multiple AKPs since its inception in 2001. The party is in constant flux.
Collective Identity Change under Exogenous Shocks: The Gülen Movement and Its Diasporization
For a long time, the Islamists regarded the movement’s leader, Fethullah Gülen, as an agent of the secular Turkish state to tame and incorporate Islamic activism, whereas the secularists saw Gülen as the same evil as Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, only in different colors—with his initial moderate, democratic stance concealing a hidden agenda of Islamic revolution.
After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey
This GIGA Talk will investigate the conditions on the ground, especially for women, following Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
Doctors Fleeing Borders: Is Turkey becoming Europe’s Venezuela?
The exodus of qualified health professionals is not an isolated occurrence, but rather reflects a full-scale brain drain, and a broader wave of long-term emigration.
Doom and Gloom: Leaving Erdogan’s Turkey
Nativist and authoritarian populisms have largely been studied in terms of their approach towards immigrant groups, but once in power, their policies may also lead to emigration.
The chronopolitics of national populism
By exploring the neglected meaning-making power of populism, it stresses the centrality of narrative in shaping populist mobilisation and argues that the narrative toolbox of populist politics is forged through the mystification of time.
Politics of Truth and Post-truth
Having more sources than Kemal Atatürk did a century ago, the AKP could amplify its truth- claims at every platform from media to schools to mosques. Nevertheless, the AKP may be shooting itself in the foot as this grand project could backfire due to the immense cynicism generated by its post- truth politics.
The New Turkey and its Nascent Security Regime
By transforming Turkey’s security structure and diversifying his instruments, Erdoğan primarily aims to respond to possible elite and popular threats.