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ATEŞ, Toktamış

Economist and researcher-writer (b. 1944, İstanbul). He attended Austria Elementary School (Sankt Georg, 1960), Vefa High School (1963) and graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Economics (1966). He began to work as an assistant at the Chair of Political Sciences at the same faculty (1967). He became a doctor with his thesis titled Kuruluş Dönemi Osmanlı Toplumunda Siyasal İktidarın Yapısı (Structure of Political Power in Ottoman Society in the Establishment Period, 1969), an associate professor with the thesis titled Demokrasi Teorisi-Kavram-Tarihsel Süreç-İlkeler (Theory of Democracy-Concept-Historical Process-Principles, 1974) and later became a professor at the Department of International Affairs (1982). He worked at İstanbul University, Faculty of Economics for a long period and resigned while Alemdaroğlu was rector. He still continues his studies at İstanbul Bilgi University.

His articles have been published in the reviews Türk Dili, Varlık, Para, Ekonomide Diyalog, İktisat, Gün, Düşün, Bilim ve Sanat, Toplum ve Bilim and in the newspapers Cumhuriyet, Milliyet, Hergün, Demokrat, Aydınlık. He has become well known on panels, symposiums and discussions on TV since 1990.

WORKS:

Siyasî Tarih (Political History, 1968), Demokrasi (Democracy, 1976), Türk Devrim Tarihi (History of the Turkish Revolution, 1979), Kemalizmin Özü (The Essence of Kemalism, 1980), Osmanlı Toplumunun Siyasal Yapısı (The Political Structure of Ottoman Society, 1981), Niçin YÖK Değil (Why Not the Turkish Council of High Education, 1983), Siyasal Tarih (Political History, 1983), Cumhuriyet (Republic, 1987), Yazmıştık (We Wrote, 1988), Demokrasi (Democracy, concept, historical process, principles, 1994), Laiklik (Secularism, 1994), Ne Oldu Bize (What Happened to Us, 1994), Düşünce Parlamentosu (Parliament of Ideas, 1995), Kelaynak Kuşları (Hermit Ibis Birds, 1995), Bilmek ve Bilmemek (To Know and Not to Know, 1996).