Timur Kuran: The Peaceful Explosion of Rights in Ottoman Istanbul

In this episode we chat with Timur Kuran about his paper “Economic Harbingers of Political Modernization: Peaceful Explosion of Rights in Ottoman Istanbul”. Timur, looking at the Ottoman empire, explores the conditions under which fundamental rights expand without major resistance allowing radical institutional reforms in a peaceful context.

Paper link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3434656

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