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About Burak Kadercan

Burak Kadercan is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Reading, specializing in the intersection of international relations theory, international security, military-diplomatic history, and political geography. He has also taught as assistant professor and programme coordinator for an MA in International Security at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), the University of Chicago, University of Richmond, and Bogazici University. He is currently working on the conceptualization of empires in IR theory, with a special focus on the case of the Ottoman Empire.

Articles by Burak Kadercan

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Emerging ‘Unipolarity’ in Turkey’s political landscape

The issues change almost on a weekly basis, but the problem only becomes worse - the AKP’s slide into the grey area between majoritarian democracy and authoritarianism.

The Duke of Hazard? Causes and consequences of Turkey’s Middle East policy

AKP’s foreign policy is becoming increasingly problematic in a region that is fragmented along secular-Islamist divisions as well as sectarian and religious differences. We may be looking at a government playing with a majoritarian matchbox in a room full of gunpowder. 

Turkey’s Gezi Park episode is far from over

Paradoxically, Gezi Park presented Erdoğan with a golden opportunity, one that could also have helped Turkish democracy part company from the tendency of powerful political parties to drift into populism-fuelled authoritarianism.

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