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About Alphan Telek

Alphan Telek is a PhD candidate at Science Po Paris and Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. He is the Director of Turkey Office of Political and Social Research Institute of Europe (PS:EUROPE). @AlphanTelek


Articles by Alphan Telek

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The return of ‘class and social justice’ in Iran and Tunisia

The new dimension of these social upheavals was a coalition between young educated people who think they have no future under the current system, and the least advantaged groups.

The origins of populism: bogus-democracy and capitalism

The reality of racism, hatred, anger, insecurity and inequalities is spreading irresistibly. There is no way of escaping from all these daily phenomena unless there is an alternative systemic project to challenge it. Español.

Left-transformation versus left-populism: why it matters

The perception of political justice that transforms is very different from the discursive tool of the “national will” used by populists who degrade democracy by equating it with the ballot box.

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