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  • An Interview with Professor Sonny Lo: Political Reflections in Hong Kong

    BY DR. JEAN-PAUL GAGNON | MARCH 01, 2012 Jean-Paul Gagnon: What do you see as Hong Kong’s democracy future? Professor Sonny Lo: HK’s democratic future depends on two main factors: China’s internal democratic changes and Hong Kong’s push for democratization. At the moment, the push for internal democratization in Hong Kong has pitted the pan-democratic forces

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  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streeck

    Professor Streeck is Director of the Max Planck Institue for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), based in Cologne, Germany. The author of many books and articles on comparative political economy, he recently published ‘The Crises of Democratic Capitalism‘ in the New Left Review. BY THE CURRENT MOMENT | DECEMBER 04, 2012 What are the stories

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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. BY HÜSREV TABAK | DECEMBER 11, 2011 Tabak: How is it that democratic theorists can contribute to political analysis? Gagnon: To answer this

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  • Professor Noam Chomsky – in interview

    Written by DEAN CARROLL Friday, 28 October 2011 11:11 World-renowned polymath Professor Noam Chomsky speaks to PublicServiceEurope.com in the first of two interviews on international affairs, geopolitics, the Arab spring and the economic crisis plaguing Europe and America You have been a leading critic of United States foreign policy in the past – what view do you

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  • Interview with Dr. Alexandros Nafpliotis

    By K. KAAN RENDA | 26.09.2011 Many Greeks believe that the dichotomy between a Greek civil service, which is perceived as slow, well-paid and overstretched and on the other hand of a private sector, which carries the costs of the existence of a big state is the reason for the current crisis. Who do you

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  • Interview with José-María Siles

    BY ALİ ONUR ÖZÇELİK** | 13.09.2011 Although he was born in the heart of Andalusia, Spain, those who know him are quick to point out that his perfectionism in work seems more Swiss than Spanish. Some would argue that his teutonic work ethic has something to do with the fact that he spent long periods

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  • Interview with Prof. Roland Benedikter (UCSB and Stanford University)

    By CHANGING TURKEY | 30.06.2011 Roland Benedikter, born 1965, serves as European Foundation Research Professor of Political Sociology (with  specialization in Contextual Political Analysis) in residence at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and as Visiting Scholar / Research Affiliate 2009-13 at the Europe Center,

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  • Interview with Prof. Gerd Nonneman

    BY RAHMAN DAG** | 08.06.2011 First of all, I think, the reason of Arab uprising should be questioned. From your point of view, what is the fundamental reason for Arab insurgency from Morocco to Bahrain? Is it only because of the worse social and economic condition of local people or is there something more? GN: There

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  • Interview with Dr. Alexander Bürgin on Turkey’s EU Accession

    BY CHANGING TURKEY | 21.04.2011 Dr Alexander Bürgin is Assistant Professor at the “Department of International Relations and EU” at Izmir University of Economics. His research interests are: European integration theories, EU-Turkey relations and migration/integration policies of EU countries.   CHANGINGTURKEY: Could you tell us a bit about your recent/forthcoming publications?

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  • Interview With Khaled Elshami

    “Post Mubarak Egypt: Historic Changes and Challenges” By Salwa Al Khatib | 22.03.2011 On 25 January 2011—Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule. In a country where emergency law has been in place for 30 years along with the President such scenes were unprecedented. In what is

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  • Interview with Dr. Elkhan Nuriyev

    Director of Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan By Husrev Tabak and Ozgur Tufekci | 10 December 2010 In this exclusive interview with CESRAN’s Hüsrev Tabak and Özgür Tüfekçi, Dr. Elkhan Nuriyev, Director of Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, discusses Azerbaijan’s role in Caucasus and

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  • Interview with Ahmed Rashid: Changing Balances in South Asia and Turkey between East and West*

    By Aksel Ersoy | 01 April 2010   Ahmed Rashid is an award-winning journalist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Taliban. Christopher Hitchens described him as “Pakistan’s best and bravest reporter”. He has written four books “The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism? (1994)”; “Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism

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