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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]
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Description 1 online resource (147 pages)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-141) and index
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Subject Constitutional history -- Turkey.
Democratization -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Form Electronic book
Author Gençkaya, Ömer Faruk.
ISBN 1283248182
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