5 Things to Know about Cryptocurrencies and their Exchanges

1. Crypto is the Data Money, Blockchain is the Accounting System It is wrong to think that Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are mere digital monies.…


Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and Normalization of Male Violence

After decades of progressive reforms, since the early 2010s, Turkey has enacted a series of rollbacks on women’s rights and gender equality.…


Experimental Collaborations at the Art-Anthropology Interface

Frederik Unseld is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His Ph.D. focuses on artists in the context of political and economic violence in Kisumu, western Kenya.


It is Not Just One University: Reflections on the Recent Developments at Boğaziçi University

      The autonomy of universities from politics and the executive branch may sometimes be taken for granted. For this reason, it is worth emphasizing why that autonomy is so important.…


Boğaziçi University Protests and State Homophobia in Turkey

Boğaziçi University Protests and State Homophobia in Turkey


The China Quarterly at 60: A Special Anniversary Issue

Founded in 1960, The China Quarterly is on the eve of entering its seventh decade of publishing world-class research on China.…


Afrophobia

When, in September 2019, the editors of the Journal of Modern African Studies invited Professor Moses Ochonu, a historian at Vanderbilt University, to write a brief on recurrent xenophobia in South Africa, we were unsettled by the apparent contradiction between repeated attacks on individuals from other African countries, and the idea of Ubuntu, a philosophical insistence on Afro-human solidarity championed most vigorously within the South African academy.


Nationalism, capitalism and the swadeshi movement in colonial India

This notion of swadeshi capitalism was a cultural, political and economic response to colonialism, one which aimed to secure economic and political sovereignty.


In a roundtable for New Perspectives on Turkey, five scholars discuss the global political economic consequences of the pandemic

It has been nine months since the “normal” has been disrupted with the emergence of a novel coronavirus and while we continue to be in the clasp of the COVID-19 pandemic the “new normal” has not ossified yet.…


Why are we launching Higher Education from Cambridge University Press?

Higher Education from Cambridge University Press is our new online textbook website, launched in August 2020. In recent months Cambridge University Press has introduced a new set of strategies to support changing teaching and learning needs as higher education institutions prepare for a more digitally driven future in the wake of pandemic.…


COVID-19’s Impact on Youth Un/employment and Social Policy in Turkey

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented one in terms of its reach and pervasiveness, and it exposed the vulnerabilities of the global social, political, and economic system. That said, its impact on countries has been uneven and this unevenness depended heavily on the position countries were in immediately prior to the crisis. In Turkey, the key issue of youth un/employment emerged as one of the long-lasting ones since it was a major challenge before the crisis. Policy-making emerged as another key issue as the ability to generate long-term planning escaped Turkey and countries alike for a while. Regardless of when we will get past the pandemic, the post-COVID-19 world will be an extremely difficult one.


The Last of the Moderns

Adalet Ağaoğlu, one of the most prominent authors of modern Turkish literature, passed away at the age of 91 leaving behind a literary legacy that will be difficult to match for years to come.…