Category Archives: AKP

Apr 13 2012

Islamists of Tunisia: Reconciling national contradictions

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This article is second in a special series of posts commissioned by LSE IDEAS exploring Islamism and the Arab Spring. The series also includes articles on the history of political Islam, Egypt, Libya, and a concluding post on pluralism and … Continue reading

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Apr 11 2012

Islamutopia: A very short history of political Islam

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This article is an introduction to a special series of posts commissioned by LSE IDEAS exploring Islamism and the Arab Spring. The series also includes articles on Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, with a concluding post on pluralism and minorities. By … Continue reading

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Jun 1 2011

Election 2011: The More Turkey Changes, the More Its Political Parties Stay the Same

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There is much cause for optimism and pessimism on the eve of Turkey’s 12 June general election. The ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) will most likely win. But AKP chairman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is becoming increasingly hostile to the opposition and the opposition is responding in kind. Unless its political parties mend their ways, there is a not-so-slight danger that domestic instability may hamper Turkey’s international rise after 12 June. Continue reading

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