Towards a New Regime Type: Competitive Authoritarianism of Political Islam in Turkey

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University

With Koray Caliskan, Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Caliskan is Associate Professor of Politics at Bogazici University. Working on Middle East politics and political parties, Caliskan worked as a columnist with Radikal and BirGün newspapers and as a program host for HaberturkTV and +1 News in Istanbul. He received his Ph.D. with distinction from New York University with which he won the Malcolm Kerr Social Science Award from MESA. His book Market Threads came out from Princeton University Press and focused on Egypt, Turkey and the US. Caliskan also owns a production company and made three documentary films on the illegal oil trade, Turkish peasants and Turkish TV series, and wrote and produced a popular feature on the Kurdish question that opened in 200 theatres in Europe and Turkey.