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Turkey’s Imaginary need for Presidentialism: What would Erdogan’s latest project bring to the country?

Yildirim, Tevfik Murat (2016) Turkey’s Imaginary need for Presidentialism: What would Erdogan’s latest project bring to the country? Middle East Centre Blog (28 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Much has been written about the growing demand of the Turkish political elite for the presidential system, though relatively little is known about the potential consequences of replacing the parliamentary democracy with an executive presidency. While President Erdogan’s call for a constitutional change shows no sign of abating, several cabinet members and senior Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials became vocal in their support for the presidential system and its potential benefits in the long run, many of whom cited ‘system fragility’ and ‘inefficiency’ as the main reasons why the presidential system can outperform a parliamentary one in Turkey. The rationale for a regime preference that the government officials put forward shows that we are far from understanding the downsides of adopting the presidential system for Turkey in the long run.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79304

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