From Everita (For Class on Sunday):  I suggest that this week’s discussion topic is Egypt since quite a few of you have expressed interest in the topic in conversations and email exchanges. To make the conversation more focused I am providing three links to short articles I want you to read. In terms of broader topics, perhaps we can continue our discussion about the meaning and interrelationship between the concepts of democracy, legitimacy, political systems/governance, identity and revolutions. Many of you are writing your papers on topics that more or less directly deal with these concepts, so it should be a useful exercise to think about them more systematically.

Down With Military Rule . . . Again?

In Egypt the Military is Supreme

Egypt, Brazil, Turkey: without politics, protest is at the mercy of the elites

And more Egypt from Sharif: In Egypt, the Military Adopts Turkish Model to Check Morsi


Interview with Ahmet Davutoğluş Turkey´s Foreign Minister

EU Delays Turkey Talks Admid Arrests

Contours of a New Republic and Signals from the Past:  How to Understand Taksim Square

On the Roof of the World: Turkey IFP in İstanbul

On the Roof of the World

Just minus Kiah, Jill, Ann-Sofie and Diana.

A More Serious One: Turkey IFP in İstanbul

A More Serious One

Just minus Kiah, Jill, Ann-Sofie, Diana and Everita (behind camera).