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About Alphan Telek

Alphan Telek is doctoral researcher in Sciences Po Paris and continues his doctoral studies in Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He is the academy director of İstanbul Political Research Institute (İstanpol). He is producer and presenter of “Religion, State and Society” TV program at Medyascope.tv.

Articles by Alphan Telek

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Varoufakis and Sanders: how to organize a progressive international? A contribution

The precariat is a new global class. However, this class needs political representation and social power. Can the Progressive International be one way to do this?

Political precariat

The concept of the precariat has explanatory power day-to-day and transformative potential in the socio-political world. For a just and honorable life, we need the political precariat.

The rising precariat and left-transformation: an examination of the Five Star Movement and Corbyn’s Labour Party

Corbyn’s Labour like the Five Star Movement has adopted a policy agenda based on political and social justice.

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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