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About Cihan Tugal

Cihan Tuğal is the author of Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism (Stanford UP) and The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings brought down Islamic Liberalism (Verso). He is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His new book, Caring for the Poor: Islamic and Christian Benevolence in a Liberal World, is published by Routledge.   

Articles by Cihan Tugal

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Democratic Socialism beyond the New Deal

We can lead better lives in an inhabitable world (for more than just a few decades) only if we chart a less governmental, less voting-based path.

Turkey coup aftermath: between neo-fascism and Bonapartism

Predictions about the consequences of Turkey’s failed coup focus on how it fulfils Erdoğan’s desire for an omnipotent presidency. But the danger that awaits is much greater than that.

In Turkey, the regime slides from soft to hard totalitarianism

The resemblances to interwar Italy are unmistakable, and the results are gradually turning out to be almost as fatal.

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