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About Omer Tekdemir

Omer Tekdemir is a research associate and associate lecturer at the School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester. He taught at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster and has been visiting scholar at the Coventry and Durham University. He is also one of the editors of the New Middle Eastern Studies.

Articles by Omer Tekdemir

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Turkey: the organic crisis of a post-populist moment

How can we make better sense of debates about populism. Can there be a progressive populism? Is populism really a danger for the survival of democracy or a key to democracy’s future?

Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs

The election is therefore offered a choice between three blocs, each of which mobilises people in terms of a different type of populism as expounded by their respective charismatic leader.

The Ala-Turca presidency: old wine in new bottles in the Kurdish case

Erdogan may require a more pragmatic approach to the US and Russia, hence indirectly with the PYD and Assad, to open up space for himself in the region’s politics.

Turkey's year of violence and elections

If a diverse - but united - Turkey is to survive in its current borders, a constitution based on consensus is desperately needed.

A turbulent Turkey in a region in turmoil

It is clear that the PKK-focused, national security oriented ‘new politics’ is the main factor that consumes Turkey’s energy.

Is a socialist EU possible via left-wing populist parties such as Syriza, Podemos and the HDP?

Syriza still needs to build a strong hegemonic culture to include the non-leftist progressive movement and to expand the bloc beyond class politics to gain the consent of society at large.

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