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CONSTITUTIONAL CHOICES FOR NEW DEMOCRACIES

DAMLA YAPILI, APRIL 2018 Is it easy to find the most convenient systems of governance and their election types for the new democracies and democratizing countries? While the simple majoritarian plurality system and the proportional representation (PR) are available for the electoral systems, they also have an impact on the countries’ in terms of being… Continue reading CONSTITUTIONAL CHOICES FOR NEW DEMOCRACIES

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WHY DOES THE PARLIAMENTARIANISM SEEM TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY MORE THAN PURE PRESIDENTIALISM?

DAMLA YAPILI, APRIL 2018 There are different types of existing democratic regimes which are parliamentarianism, presidentialism and the semi-presidential systems (mentioned as “hybrid” in the Linz’s article). Democratic regimes require stability to function well. The article of Linz is written to explain the steady performance of parliamentary systems by comparing them with presidential ones. I… Continue reading WHY DOES THE PARLIAMENTARIANISM SEEM TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY MORE THAN PURE PRESIDENTIALISM?

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DEVRIM ARABALARI: A SHORT REVIEW IN 3 PERSPECTIVE

DAMLA YAPILI, DECEMBER 2017 The Turkish movie “Devrim Arabaları” explains a real case of Turkish history, which was the first attempt to produce a native automobile. I would like to examine this event in 3 different perspective: Mercantilism, Liberalism, and Feminist Theory. Firstly, I associate this movie with Mercantilist point of view the reason why… Continue reading DEVRIM ARABALARI: A SHORT REVIEW IN 3 PERSPECTIVE

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A SHORT REVIEW ON SELF-DETERMINATION OF KOSOVO

DAMLA YAPILI, NOVEMBER 2017 Self-determination is the process by which a group of people, usually possessing a certain degree of national consicousness, form their own state and choose their own government in order to direct their future. It can be called as the right of people to determine the destiny and the procedure in order to… Continue reading A SHORT REVIEW ON SELF-DETERMINATION OF KOSOVO

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IS GLOBALIZATION A MYTH?

DAMLA YAPILI, NOVEMBER 2017 What elements can we associate with globalization? In my mind, there are free trade, economic competitiveness, interdependence, cultural diversity, capitalism, inequalities, exchange of information, expansion of international law, decrease of international wars, standardization and homogenization, threats, relocation, migration, loss of identity, centralization of capital, new communication technologies, stabilization of the core… Continue reading IS GLOBALIZATION A MYTH?

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WAHHABISM AND SALAFISM: A QUESTION OF ISIS

DAMLA YAPILI, DECEMBER 2017 Abstract The Middle East is a wealthy region in terms of its history which has been including and hosting several nations, cultures, religions, states, wars and enmities. In that sense, this paper is trying to explain only one dimension of the distinctive structure in the Middle East. It tries to distinguish… Continue reading WAHHABISM AND SALAFISM: A QUESTION OF ISIS

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BILLY BUDD & PRINCE: HUMAN NATURE & LEADERSHIP

How is the human nature? How does the leadership be affected by the human nature and how attributes should a good leader have? I wanted to start with two main questions since “Life is full of questions, idiots are full of answers.” by Socrates.  Niccolo Machiavelli’s Prince and Herman Melville’s Billy Budd give some important… Continue reading BILLY BUDD & PRINCE: HUMAN NATURE & LEADERSHIP