Articles by: Christopher Houston

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Turkey in Syria

The Kurds, the Russians, and democracy in Turkey

Informit: Turkey in Syria

The Kurds, the Russians, and democracy in Turkey In Turkey, perhaps more than most other places, the significance of events is hard to grasp. One reason for this is the sheer number of major, often extreme, politically inspired actions: the murder of the Appeals Court judges in 2004; the huge Republic protests in support of state secularism in 2007; the massive Gezi Park protests against urban development in 2013; the shocking suicide bombings in Suruc…

Before the Next Massacre, by Christopher Houston

Cultural supremacism or shared ordinariness?

Informit: Before the next Massacre

Cultural supremacism or shared ordinariness? In multireligious societies like Australia, what should be the purpose of critiquing Islamophobia? Is it to reassure anxious white Australians that there is nothing to fear from real Islam, and that rhetoric about its supposed intrinsic violence, sexism or hostility to other religions is misinformed and racist?