Autocratic legalism in new Turkey

Kadıoğlu, Ayşe (2021) Autocratic legalism in new Turkey. Social Research, 88 (2). pp. 445-471. ISSN 0037-783X

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Today’s new authoritarian regimes are distinguished by their use of legality in authoritarian consolidation. In Turkey, from 2006 onwards, constitutional amendments and other laws were used for augmenting the powers of the executive branch of government and restricting freedom of speech. The constitutional amendments of 2017 led to the replacement of Turkey’s entrenched parliamentary regime with a presidential one devoid of checks and balances. Other laws and executive decrees were used in curtailing free speech and suppressing Turkey’s republic of letters. Autocratic legalism or the use of laws in curbing basic freedoms is still an ongoing process in Turkey.
Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Social And Political Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Turkish Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ayşe Kadıoğlu
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2022 22:36
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2022 22:36

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