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The Resource Authoritarian politics in Turkey : elections, resistance and the AKP, edited by Bahar Başer & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk

Authoritarian politics in Turkey : elections, resistance and the AKP, edited by Bahar Başer & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk

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Authoritarian politics in Turkey : elections, resistance and the AKP
Title
Authoritarian politics in Turkey
Title remainder
elections, resistance and the AKP
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bahar Başer & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
President Erdogan's victory in the April 2017 referendum granted him sweeping new powers across Turkey. The constitutional reforms transform the country from a parliamentary democracy into a "Turkish style" presidential republic. Despite being democratically elected, Turkey's ruling AKP party has moved towards increasingly authoritarian measures. During the coup attempt in July 2016, the AKP government declared a state of emergency which Erdogan saw as an opportunity to purge the public sector of pro-Gulenist individuals and criminalise opposition groups including Kurds, Alevites, leftists and liberals. The country experienced political turmoil and rapid transformation as a result. This book identifies the process of democratic reversal in Turkey. In particular, contributors explore the various ways that a democratically elected political party has used elections to implement authoritarian measures. They scrutinise the very concepts of democracy, elections and autocracy to expose their flaws which can be manipulated to advantage. The book includes chapters discussing the roots of authoritarianism in Turkey; the political economy of elections; the relationship between the political Islamic groups and the government; Turkish foreign policy; non-Muslim communities' attitudes towards the AKP; and Kurdish citizens' voting patterns. As well as following Turkey's political trajectory, this book contextualises Turkey in the wider literature on electoral and competitive authoritarianisms and explores the country's future options.--
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Baser, Bahar
  • Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi
Series statement
Library of modern Turkey
Series volume
29
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  • AK Parti (Turkey)
  • Authoritarianism
  • Turkey
Label
Authoritarian politics in Turkey : elections, resistance and the AKP, edited by Bahar Başer & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964294928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781784538002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)964294928
Label
Authoritarian politics in Turkey : elections, resistance and the AKP, edited by Bahar Başer & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964294928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781784538002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)964294928

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