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Turkey’s judiciary and the drift toward competitive authoritarianism

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dc.contributor.author Özbudun, Ergun
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-12T14:41:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-12T14:41:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-03
dc.identifier.citation Özbudun, Ergun. (2015). Turkey’s judiciary and the drift toward competitive authoritarianism. International Spectator, 50 (2), pp. 42-55. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 03932729
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2015.1020651
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11498/28469
dc.description.abstract Turkey has always been considered an “illiberal democracy”, or in Freedom House’s terms, a “partly-free” country. In recent years, however, there has been a downward trend toward “competitive authoritarianism”. Such regimes are competitive in that opposition parties use democratic institutions to contest seriously for power, but they are not democratic because the playing field is heavily skewed in favour of incumbents. One of the methods employed by competitive authoritarian leaders is the use of informal mechanisms of repression. This, in turn, requires a dependent and cooperative judiciary. Thus, in Turkey the year 2014 can be described as a period when the governing AKP (Justice and Development Party) made a sustained and systematic effort to establish its control over the judiciary by means of a series of laws of dubious constitutionality. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1080/03932729.2015.1020651 en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.subject Judicial Independence en_US
dc.subject Authoritarianism en_US
dc.subject Turkey--Politics and Government en_US
dc.subject Yargı Bağımsızlığı en_US
dc.subject Otoriterlik en_US
dc.subject Türkiye--Siyaset ve Yönetim en_US
dc.title Turkey’s judiciary and the drift toward competitive authoritarianism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.authorID TR46507 en_US
dc.relation.journal International Spectator en_US
dc.contributor.department İstanbul Şehir University. School of Law. en_US
dc.identifier.volume 50 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 2 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 55 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 42 en_US


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