Democracy or Authoritarianism & Upcoming Turkish Elections (S. 12 Ep. 26)

In this week’s episode, Marc Lynch speaks with Sebnem Gumuscu of Middlebury College about her book, Democracy or Authoritarianism: Islamist Governments in Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia. The author draws upon extensive fieldwork in three countries to explain why some Islamist governments adhered to democratic principles and others took an authoritarian turn following electoral success. (Starts at 0:53).

Today’s episode also includes a roundtable discussion of the upcoming Turkish elections, with Lisel Hintz of Johns Hopkins University, Şebnem Yardımcı Geyikçi of University of Bonn, and Harun Ercan of The State University of New York at Binghamton.  (Starts at 31:22). 




Music for this season’s podcast was created by Myyuh. You can find more of her work on SoundCloud and Instagram.

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