Democratization and the Politics of Constitution-making in Turkey

 

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Democratization and the Politics of Constitution-making in Turkey


by Omer F. Genckaya (Author)
by Ergun Ozbudun (Author)

 

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Explores and illustrates how domestic and international factors shape the direction of democratization process with special reference to constitution making process in Turkey. This book describes how all five Turkish constitutions were, by and large, the products of indigenous effort, although borrowing could be felt in certain limited areas.


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.


 

ISBN 9639776300
ISBN13 9789639776302
Publisher Central European University Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 15/04/2009
Pages 156
Weight (grammes) 381
Published in Hungary
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152

Introduction
Chapter 1. The History of Constitution-Making in Turkey Chapter 2. Initial Changes, 1987-1995
Chapter 3. Constitutional Amendments under EU Conditionality 1998-2006
Chapter 4. Harmonization Packages and Other Legislative Reforms
Chapter 5. EU Conditionality and Democratization Process in Turkey
Chapter 6. The Constitutional Crisis of 2007-2008 and the Search for a New Constitution
Conclusion
Appendix 1. Checklist on the Status of Legislative Changes
Appendix 2. Laws Adopted by the EU Harmonization Packages
Index