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Author Özbudun, Ergun.

Title Democratization and the politics of constitution-making in turkey / Ergun Özbudun and Ömer F. Gençkaya.

Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (147 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-141) and index.
Contents The history of constitution-making in Turkey -- Initial changes, 1987-1995 -- Constitutional amendments under EU conditionality 1998-2006 -- Harmonization packages and other legislative reforms -- EU conditionality and democratization process in Turkey -- The constitutional crisis of 2007-2008 and the search for a new constitution.
Summary Explores and illustrates how domestic and international factors shape the direction of democratization process with special reference to constitution making process in Turkey. Describes how all five Turkish constitutions were, by and large, the products of indigenous effort, although borrowing could be felt in certain limited areas. Argues that the constitutional reforms in the post-1983 period were the outco me of broad inter-party negotiations and agree ments as a response to the society's demands for a more democratic and liberal political system. Finally, the constitutional revisions adopted since 1995 were strongly conditioned by Turkey's hope of accession to the European Union. With these reforms, Turkey was successful in meeting the political criteria and started accession negotiations with the EU.
Other author Gençkaya, Ömer Faruk.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Democratization -- Turkey.
Constitutional history -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781441618108 (electronic bk.)
1441618104 (electronic bk.)
9786155211690 (electronic bk.)
6155211698 (electronic bk.)
9789639776302 (cloth : alk. paper)
9639776300 (cloth : alk. paper)
9789639776302 (cloth : alk. paper)