Buradan bir çıkış var mı? Ya da neden HDP’deyim?
Yolsuzluk krizi başladığından beri aklımda Haydar Darıcı’nın Sabancı Üniversitesi’nde Leyla Neyzi danışmanlığında yazmış olduğu tezden bir bölüm var. Tez 2006’dan itibaren Terörle Mücadele Yasası kapsamında yargılanan, nam-ı diğer taş atan çocuklar hakkında. Çocuklar ... Read More »
The Algerian regime can be understood as an economic cartel. It is, in other words, an assemblage of actors that controls a field (the State), and must agree on certain things in order to assure its benefits – whether they are material or symbolic. These actors are of different stripes (military, technocrats, ... Read More »
Le régime algérien peut être compris comme un cartel économique. Il s'agit d'une réunion d'acteurs qui contrôlent un champ (l'Etat), et s'accordent afin de garantir leurs bénéfices, que ceux-ci soient matériels ou symboliques. Ces acteurs d'horizons divers (militaires, technocrates, politiciens) n'ont pas besoin ... Read More »
استخدام المال السياسي في الانتخابات التشريعية والرئاسية هي جريمة استفحلت في جميع الدول ولكن بمستويات مختلفة. وتتباين خطورة هذه الجريمة بين دول العالم بمدى التزام كل منها بتطبيق قانون انتخابي ذي معايير دولية يراعي في كل فصوله ضرورة غلق الأبواب أمام أية محاولات لشراء أصوات الناخبين خصوصا من طرف الأحزاب الكبرى.
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Three years have passed since the outset of the January 25 Revolution. Egypt remains a nation wrongfully imprisoned. The year 2013 in particular has brought the believers in January 25’s promise even more disappointments than the previous year. An authoritarian military regime reasserted its openly harsh rule first by ... Read More »
The weeks-long negotiations over the appointment of a new Prime Minister who will be charged with forming a transitional government that will guide Tunisia to the next election has finally produced a result. On Sunday, the political forces and the so-called quartet lead by the influential Tunisian labor union, Union ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each ... Read More »
The first round of legislative and municipal elections held in Mauritania on 23 November signified the end of a two-year period of a parliamentary limbo. The country has been mired in a sustained constitutional crisis since 2011, when elections that were due to take place in September of that year ... Read More »
Max Ajl (MA): Start by telling us a little about the Ir LeKulanu campaign.
Matan Kaminer (MK): Ir LeKulanu, “city for all of us” in Hebrew, is a municipal political party in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. It was founded six years ago by a number of activists who had been involved in different local struggles. Among the groups ... Read More »
[Click here for Part One: The Limits of Electoral Democracy]
The first part of this article examined the parallel constriction of citizens’ rights and parliamentary authority in the decades leading up to the 2011 confrontation between Kuwait’s rulers and its citizens and their representatives. While coinciding with ... Read More »
Egypt and Syria are absorbing attention in Kuwait and elsewhere in the Gulf, but not so much that the treatment of domestic dissidents has slipped off the agenda. When it comes to civil liberties, Kuwait was an outlier among its Gulf peers. Its constitution enumerates a list of citizen rights and liberties, while its ... Read More »
[This is one of six pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the anniversary of the Algerian Revolution. Moderated by Muriam Haleh Davis, it features contributions from Ed McAllister, James McDougall, Malika Rahal, Natalya Vince, Samuel Everett, and Thomas ... Read More »
AKP maharetini kaybediyor. İktisadi ve toplumsal alanda her şeyi alınır-satılır kılarken ve siyasi alanda her türlü değere el koyarken, kullandığı dil iflas ediyor. Toplumsal kesimler, AKP’nin dilinin örtüsünü kaldırarak, hakikati ifşa ediyor.
AKP maharetini KAYBEDİYOR
AKP son bir haftadır bir yandan BDP’ye ... Read More »
These past few months have been a particularly turbulent period for Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development-led coalition government. While King Mohammed VI was on an extended vacation in France during May and June 2013, the conservative nationalist Istiqlal Party announced it was withdrawing from the coalition. ... Read More »
Gezi Hareketi ve seçimler
Gezi Ayaklanması’nın ilk haftalarından beri, hareketin seçimlerdeki tavrının ne olması gerektiği hararetle tartışılıyor. Konumlanışlar muhtelif ama, üç ana hattın ön plana çıktığı görülüyor. Bunların artıları olduğu kadar eksileri de var. Neyse ki bu üç ana hattın artılarını eklemleyen ... Read More »
After the first round of the presidential elections in Mali, which predictably favored Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the reactions oscillated between criticism of the context in which the poll was conducted and a performative optimism (especially in France where the juvenile enthusiasm of the ruling Socialist Party was ... Read More »
Au lendemain du premier tour des élections présidentielles au Mali, qui ont pour l'instant donné l'avantage au favori Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, les réactions oscillaient entre critique des conditions du scrutin et optimisme performatif (surtout en France où l'enthousiasme juvénil du Parti Socialiste au pouvoir confinait ... Read More »
When there is a general change of conditions, it is as if the entire creation had changed and the whole world been altered, as if it were a new and repeated creation, a world brought into existence anew. –Ibn Khaldun, The Moquaddimah
Mir-Housein Mousavi, an Islamic revolutionary with leftist political sensibilities, ... Read More »
Iranian politics took all of us by surprise again. While the election of Hassan Rowhani as the new president of Iran marks an important turning point in the factional rivalries and elite conflict in Iran, the process of the election also displayed a rather new model of oppositional politics in Iran. This new ... Read More »
I sat down today to write an article on proposed legal reforms to both the personal status and the electoral system in Lebanon. I have been meaning to write this article for over a month, and have it sketched out on paper, and half written it in my head. Its sentences haunted me while preparing for class and its ... Read More »
It is fair to say the presidency of Hassan Rohani came as a surprise to everyone. This includes 50.7% of Iranian voters, who according to government accounts, voted for him in the June 15th presidential election in Iran. Some of the attention was on the undemocratic nature of the Iranian presidential elections due to ... Read More »
Something significant and electric is taking place in Iran, and consuming many Iranians around the world in advance of the presidential elections that are set to take place on Friday, 14 June 2013. Over the last few days, segments of a broad Iranian democratic opposition have increasingly taken to the streets in ... Read More »
Today, Iranians cast their vote for the country’s eleventh presidential election. It certainly will not be an easy decision, with a field of candidates that lack any sense of major diversity in their policies and ideologies. With one glaring exception, the deck is stacked in favor of the conservative elites.
As any ... Read More »
When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office, after finishing his second four-year term as Iran’s president, his tenure as the firebrand public face of a country, almost exclusively seen in Western media as a pariah and a threat to world security, will have left a lasting impact on the international stage. Mainly on account ... Read More »
Shortly following the internationally-funded uncontested election in Yemen, a high-ranking western diplomat berated me for not voting. When I asked him, "would people in your country be happy with a one-person election?" He responded: "people in my country are not trying to kill each other!"
While ... Read More »
The director of United for Iran, a human rights organization, and co-author of the best-selling graphic novel, Zahra’s Paradise, have launched a virtual presidential campaign to draw attention to the lack of democratic processes and viable candidates in this year’s carefully engineered elections in ... Read More »
In the post-colonial era, struggles for democracy have increasingly been seen and presented as necessary to fulfill the aborted promises of national liberation. Particularly since the end of the Cold War, electoral democracy has come to be viewed as the most effective mechanism to confront the usurpation of states, ... Read More »
With the deepening of a political stalemate between the government and the opposition in Egypt and the marked deterioration of economic conditions, critics of the January 25 Revolution continue to highlight what they view as the revolution’s failure to bring about a stable political order that can live up to the many ... Read More »
Lebanon has been in the news a lot lately. From union strikes to legal advocacy to intermittent Sunni-Shiite violence to daily Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees currently living in Lebanon to the election crisis to the resignation of Prime Minister Miqati, ... Read More »
التاريخ اليمني الحديث مليء بالحوارات والحكومات الائتلافية ومجالس الرئاسة والحروب أيضاً. واللافت إن هذه الحروب تعقب كل حوار وعملية تسوية عادة. آخر هذه النماذج هي حرب 1994 التي جاءت بعد حكومة ائتلافية موسعة وتوقيع وثيقة العهد والاتفاق في فبراير 1994، التي أقرت الكثير من المطالب المقترحة حالياً لحل المشكلة اليمنية، مثل ... Read More »