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  • An Interview with Dr. Jean-Paul Gagnon On Democratic Theory and Politics

    Dr. Jean-Paul Gagnon is a social and political philosopher specializing in democratic theory. In the light of recent developments around the world, I interviewed with Dr. Gagnon because of his expertise in democratic theory. Tabak: How is it that democratic theorists can contribute to political analysis? Gagnon: To answer this question we must first address

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  • UNESCO as an Ethno-Political Entrepreneur: The Need for Emancipating LAVASH

    United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), more specifically the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, has recently decided that lavash is an intangible cultural heritage of Armenia or the Armenian nation. Having looked at the popularity and the communality in terms of consumption of lavash – a type of

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  • Nongovernmental Humanitarianism In Turkey: The Quest For Internationalist Virtue

    The last decade has been a golden age in the history of Turkey`s international humanitarian initiatives. Today, Turkey`s humanitarian aid organizations, both state institutions and civil society organizations, operate in over 100 countries worldwide. Thanks to the opportunity spaces created throughout the last decade, by which religious civil society was successfully de-securitized after an almost

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  • Religiously Framing Turkey’s Humanitarian and Cultural Diplomacy

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, in explaining the rationale behind the presence of multiple institutions in running Turkey’s foreign affairs, articulated that “the multi-faceted foreign policy of Turkey could not be accomplished merely with the traditional foreign policy tools and frameworks.” Having this idea in mind has led to the foundation of new institutions with international

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