PhD Candidate, Coventry University
Begum is a PhD candidate at Coventry University. Her research analyses the durability of authoritarian regimes and explores the factors contributing to this process. She takes a comparative approach with a focus on Turkey and post-Soviet states. Begum holds an MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics from University College London and a BA in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University.
All is not looking rosy for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkeys authoritarian president. Once feted for presiding over what was generally considered a regional success story, his stock is falling rapidly as the economic problems...