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About Ayse Bugra

Ayşe Buğra is professor of political economy at Boğazici University in Istanbul. She pursues research and publishes in the fields of history and methodology of economics, business history and comparative social policy. She is the co-author (with Osman Savaşkan) of The New Capitalism in Turkey: The Relationship between Politics, Religion and Business, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014



Articles by Ayse Bugra

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The truth behind the "Turkish model"

Contrary to received wisdom, the “Turkish model” was not based on the entrepreneurial potential of emerging conservative businessmen of Anatolia nurtured by market reforms and the Islamic outlook of the government, but on a regulatory framework changed to allow arbitrary government intervention in support of politically privileged entrepreneurs.

Turkey: what lies behind the nationwide protests?

The nationwide demonstrations were spontaneous, universal and beyond distinct class characteristics. What we have witnessed can be described as the self-protection of society against a particular form of “governance” which neutered politics and silenced voices of dissent by appealing to the requirements of economic success, says Ayse Bugra

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