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Turkey’s protests have stirred debate about democracy and the unchecked power of governments that have an electoral mandate.

Kaya, Zeynep and Whiting, Matthew (2013) Turkey’s protests have stirred debate about democracy and the unchecked power of governments that have an electoral mandate. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (18 Jun 2013). Website.

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Abstract

What do the protests of the past two weeks mean for democracy in Turkey? Zeynep N. Kaya and Matthew Whiting argue that they represent the clash between the desire of the Prime Minister, Recep Tayip Erdoğan, for a majoritarian politics with few checks on power, and those who wish for government to consult widely in its decision-making. While the current protests are damaging for Turkish politics in the short-term, in the long-term, they may be beneficial if they cause a shift towards greater engagement with opposition concerns.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2021 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63581

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