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Özgür Gökmen


Five Years After the Arab Uprisings: An Interview with Asef Bayat

[Asef Bayat]

This interview was conducted on the occasion of the publication of the Turkish editions of Asef Bayat’s Making Islam Democratic and Life as Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007 and 2013 respectively), and originally appeared in Cumhuriyet Kitap 1366 (21 April 2016): 14–15. It is a follow-up of our first public correspondence, “‘Our Revolution Is Civil’: An Interview with Asef Bayat on Revolt and Change in the Arab World,” that was published in The Hedgehog Review ...

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Özgür Gökmen



Özgür Gökmen is a political scientist who graduated from Mekteb-i Mülkiye (Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University) in 1994. Gökmen worked at the Middle East Technical University, the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam), Leiden University, and Izmir University of Economics. He has translated the works of thinkers such as Asef Bayat and Samir Kassir into Turkish. He is currently translating Joel Beinin's works. His website is: