Today, I have found out that Pelin Ayan, a good old friend from my undergraduate years at Marmara University, published her first book (to my knowledge:)) from Palgrave Macmillan. She is also the first person from my cohort to publish a book, so I want to publicly congratulate Pelin’s success.
The book titled as : Authoritarian Party Structures and Democratic Political Setting in Turkey
My MA thesis advisor Sabri Sayari, comments the following on the book:
“This well-crafted book makes a major contribution to the literature on the internal life of political parties. Authoritarian Party Structures and Democratic Political Setting in Turkey challenges some of the widely-held views about the issue of internal party democracy through meticulous empirical research on the relations between party executives and local party organizations. The author convincingly demonstrates that the nature of the principal-agent relationship should be understood as a dynamic, rather than a static, process and that it can vary depending on the material and social interests of the national party leaders and local party actors. Pelin Ayan-Musil’s book deserves a wide audience: It will be a valuable reference to those interested in the comparative study of political parties, in democracy, and Turkish politics.”
I have to get and read this book, soon:)