Illusions of Democracy in Turkey: Civil Society as a Governing Discourse


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ULUSOY K., Kirval L.

Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, vol.41, pp.1-16, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Journal Indexes: American History and Life, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16

Abstract

This article concentrates on the ideological dimensions of academic

debate on civil society and democratization that developed after the 1980

coup in Turkey. It aims to provide keys for a genuine democratic transition

rather than a simple civilianization of the regime that has always been the

case after each military coup.

Bu makale 1980'lerden bu yana Türkiye'de sivil toplum ve demokratikleşme konularinda akademık çalışmaların ideolojik boyutları üzerinde odaklanmaktadır. Türkiye'deki siyasal rejimin basit bir sivilleşmesinin ötesinde gerçek bir demokrasiye dönüşmesi konusunda anahtar yollar önermektedir.