CONTRIBUTOR:

İştar Gözaydın

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Professor

DEPARTMENT:

Law and Politics

INSTITUTION:

BIOGRAPHY:

İştar Gözaydın is a professor of law and politics. Gözaydın completed her Master of Comparative Jurisprudence at the School of Law, New York University in 1987 and her PhD at Istanbul University in 1992. Gözaydın is a founder and current member of the executive committee of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly, a human rights organization in Turkey. Professor Gözaydın was a research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2009. Gözaydın's research interests are: Religion, State and Society, Modernity, Modernities, Modernization History, Politics, Law and Society of Turkey. Some of her publications are; Ahmet Davutoğlu: Role as an Islamic Scholar Shaping Turkey’s Foreign Policy” in Nassef Manabilang Adiong (ed.): Islam and International Relations: Diverse Perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, Management of Religion in Turkey”: the Diyanet and Beyond” in Özgür Heval Çınar & Mine Yıldırım (ed.s): Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2014, 10-35, Religion, politique et politique de la religion en Turquie”, cahiers de l’obtic, décembre 2012-n.2, 4-8, The Fethullah Gülen Movement and Politics in Turkey : a chance for Democratization or a Trojan Horse?:”, Democratization, vol. 16 no. 6 (December 2009), 1214-1236 and Diyanet: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nde Dinin Tanzimi. Iletisim Yayinlari (revised and updated 2nd edition), Istanbul 2009 (in Turkish).