Ergun Özbudun

Ergun Özbudun is professor of political science at Bilkent University and vice-president of the Turkish Democracy Foundation in Ankara. He has taught at Columbia University and Princeton University, and is the author of Social Change and Political Participation in Turkey (1976).

Political Parties and Democracy

Political parties are one of the core institutions of democracy. But in democracies around the world, there is growing evidence of low or declining public confidence in parties. But are they in decline, or are they simply changing their forms and functions?