Ayse Kadioglu

is Professor of Political Sciences at Sabanci University. She is the author of Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey (The University of Utah Press, 2011).


Participatory democracy or bust!

Message from the "heartbeat" city

Ayse Kadioglu reads the protests in Istanbul as a sign that people demand more than representative democracy. Indeed, it is the citizens’ search for participatory democracy that, for the first time in years, may mean Turkey really does become a model in its region.