Atilla Yayla is a graduate of Ankara University, from where he holds a Ph.D. in politics. He is president of the Association for Liberal Thinking and professor of politics and political economy at the University of Gazi in Turkey. He was winner of the Antony Fisher Prize in 2000 for a book that he co-edited on Islam, Civil Society, and Market Economy (Ankara: Liberte Books, 1999). Dr Yayla is the author of numerous books and articles in English and Turkish on terrorism, the road to freedom, constructivist rationalism, and social justice. His recent books in Turkish include Guide to Protect Democracy (2001) and Statist Mentality and Market Economy (2001). He has been a visiting scholar at the University of London and at George Mason University.