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On July 18, S. Frederick Starr testified at a Subcomittee Hearing on "Current Developments in Central Asia" convened by the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

The video of the event is available from the following link, with Dr. Starr's statement at 1:55.

Scroll down to watch the testimony.

For the written testimony, click here,

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Why Turkey is Authoritarian

RIGHT-WING RULE FROM ATATÜRK TO ERDOGAN


 
 

HALIL KARAVELI

Pluto Press

Distributed in the USA by the University of Chicago Press

Pre-order on Amazon.com

208 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
 
For the past century, Turkey has been seen by many as always on the verge of becoming a truly Westernized liberal democracy—only to have democracy lose ground time and again to authoritarianism. Why has that been the pattern, and what role have culture, identity, and religion played in Turkey’s struggle with democracy?
            This book presents a clear analysis and explanation, showing how cultural prejudices about the Muslim world have informed ideological positions in a way that has ultimately disabled the left within Turkey, leaving it unable to transcend artificial cultural categories and promote broad democratic solidarity. As the populist right mounts challenges around the world, the history of “democracy” in Turkey offers instructive lessons for activists there and beyond.
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Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Michigan
“Informative, authoritative, and reliable, Karaveli's analysis of Turkish politics should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand Turkey's relentless retreat from democracy.” 
 
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Coming in July 2018:

Uzbekistan's New Face

Edited by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell
Rowman & Littlefield, 2018

Contents

1. The Center of Central Asia: Uzbekistan in Regional and International Politics
Svante E. Cornell ...........................................................................................................5

2. Continuity and Change in Uzbekistan, 1991-2016
S. Frederick Starr...........................................................................................................18

3. Uzbekistan’s New Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity under New Leadership
Richard Weitz................................................................................................................ 41

4. The Economic Modernization of Uzbekistan
Mamuka Tsereteli ......................................................................................................... 82

5. Judicial and Governance Reform
Mjusa Sever................................................................................................................. 115

6. Political Reforms: Elections, Political Parties, Civil Society
Anthony Bowyer ..........................................................................................................146

7. Religion and the Secular State
Svante E. Cornell and Jacob Zenn .............................................................................193

8. Foreign Coverage and Reaction to Uzbekistan’s Reforms
John C.K. Daly.............................................................................................................220

9. Looking Ahead
S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell....................................................................237

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CACI Chairman S. Frederick Starr was interviewed by Sayasat.org about America in Central Asia.

Click here to read the interview.

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