By Cengiz Erisen,Paul Kubicek
While Turkey has made significant strides in democratic reforms within the past due Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s, development has, in lots of methods, stalled. Turkey continues to be "democratic" within the experience that reaching political strength relies on successful votes, yet in recent times its management has taken a majoritarian view of democracy and the rustic has confronted difficulties on matters equivalent to rule of legislations, freedom of speech, and elevated polarization.
This ebook explores the certainty and perform of democracy in Turkey because the early 2000s, studying its evolution in mild of the parliamentary elections held in 2015. Adopting a extra holistic procedure in keeping with the writing of Wolfgang Merkel, it acknowledges profitable, consolidated democracy has a number of micro and macro-level foundations. the previous comprises components equivalent to political values, tolerance, id, and civil society, whereas the latter contains political financial system, occasion pageant, and institutional improvement. This quantity rejects basically descriptive tests and as an alternative employs theoretical views to investigate a dynamic political atmosphere. It brings jointly a number famous experts on Turkish politics and society, who hire various methodological ways and frameworks to supply a different scholarly paintings on democratization in Turkey.
A thorough research of the issues of democratic consolidation, along an understanding of the theoretical and methodological debates within the self-discipline, make this e-book crucial examining for college students, students and policymakers drawn to Turkish politics, in addition to democratization and democratic transitions extra normally.
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