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.

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.

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