The Constitutional System of Turkey

The Constitutional System of Turkey Author E. Özbudun
ISBN-10 9780230337855
Release 2011-10-03
Pages 185
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Starting with the historical development of constitutional government in Turkey, the author analyzes the basic characteristics of the present Turkish Constitution (that of 1982), the fundamental structure of the state (the legislature, executive, and the judiciary), the special role of the Constitutional Court, and the recent efforts at democratizing constitutional reforms.

Democratization and the Politics of Constitution making in Turkey

Democratization and the Politics of Constitution making in Turkey Author Ergun Özbudun
ISBN-10 9639776300
Release 2009
Pages 147
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The Turkish experience in constitution-making can be described as a series of missed opportunities to create political institutions based on broad consensus. None of the three republican constitutions (those of 1924, 1961, and 1982), nor the Ottoman Constitution of 1876 was written by a Constituent or a Legislative Assembly broadly representative of social forces or through a process of negotiations, bargaining, and compromise. Consequently, they all had weak political legitimacy. No doubt, the prospects of EU membership provided a powerful stimulus for these constitutional reforms as well as the nine harmonization packages. With these reforms, Turkey has sufficiently satisfied the Copenhagen political criteria and started accession negotiations with the EU. It would be wrong to assume, however, that these reforms were simply an outcome of Turkey's desire to join the EU. They also responded to the society's demands for a more democratic and liberal political system. Book jacket.

A Road Map of a New Constitution for Turkey

A Road Map of a New Constitution for Turkey Author Fatih ztrk
ISBN-10 1611636493
Release 2014-08-06
Pages 372
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In the last twenty years, the making of constitutions has gained considerable momentum in countries that have transitioned away from colonialist or communist regimes. Even though this new constitutionalism movement has been received favorably for the most part, some political scientists and lawyers approach these activities with suspicion and skepticism. One of these individuals, and perhaps the most important, is Ran Hirschl. He argues that it is inaccurate to claim that establishing judicial review and constitutionalizing rights will have benefits such as a fair redistribution of social reforms and a balance of power. The new constitutionalism activities, Hirschl believes, are a strategic product of homogenous political elites, along with their associated economic interest groups and judiciary directors. This coalition, concerned only with themselves, is made up of people who are the decision makers when constitutional reforms take place, and who decide on the overall scope and structure of those reforms. Many examples of this can be given from the constitutional implementations in Turkey, including the review of constitutional changes based on principle, the shutting down of political parties, privatization or the unbreakable system of guardianship, and statutes made by legal or constitutional reforms related to religious freedoms and the liberty of conscience. When a new constitution is made, it must include input from a wide range of society, and should not simply be the work of that society's elites. Otherwise, even if it's drafted within a legitimate political system, the constitution will not be an effective long-term solution. In this regard we believe it is crucially important to examine the constitution-making processes of Kenya and South Africa, as well as other constitutional issues from around the world. Our hope is that the new civil constitution being prepared in Turkey will be constructed based on a model that allows for public input both during and after the constitution-making period.

Individual application in Turkish constitutional adjudication

Individual application in Turkish constitutional adjudication Author Bahadır Kılınç
ISBN-10 9788869595912
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 214
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A ground-breaking development happened in Turkey in 2010, when direct application of individuals to the Turkish Constitutional Court was accepted in result of a public referendum. The introduction of individual application into the Turkish constitutional law may be the most crucial event since the establishment of the Constitutional Court in 1962. The Turkish Constitutional Court began to transform from a conventional constitutional court to a human rights court. Unfortunately, the number of books and other reference materials on the issue is still limited. Therefore, the main aim of the book is to provide necessary information on the law and practice of the individual application system in Turkey. The Book, after furnishing fundamental information on Turkish Constitutional Court's structure, powers and duties, deals with many features of individual application system including its history and intensive preparations made before its introduction. The procedure, from the registration to judgment process, is elaborated in detail. In this context, general application conditions, preliminary application review, both procedural and substantial admissibility conditions, admissibility examination, examination on merits, judgment process and execution of judgments are presented with the relevant law, the academic opinions and to a certain degree case-law. The latest statistics of the Constitutional Court and the Law 6216 on the Establishment and Trial Procedures of the Constitutional Court are provided in the book for quick reference. Shortly, the story of individual application transformation is re-told from an inside view.

Turkey and the Politics of National Identity

Turkey and the Politics of National Identity Author Shane Brennan
ISBN-10 9780857736857
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 344
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In the first decade of the twenty-first century Turkey experienced an extraordinary set of transformations. In 2001, in the midst of financial difficulties, the country was under IMF stewardship, yet it has recently emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. And on the international stage, Turkey has managed to enhance its position from being a backseat NATO member and outside candidate for EU membership to being an influential regional power, determining and developing its own individual foreign policy. Shane Brennan and Marc Herzog explore how these and other changes have shaped the way people in Turkey perceive themselves and how the country’s self-image shapes its actions. Through different approaches engaging with politics, economy, society, culture and history, they offer new perspectives on the transformation of national identity in this increasingly influential country in the Middle East.

Democracy Islam and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy  Islam  and Secularism in Turkey Author Ahmet Kuru
ISBN-10 9780231530255
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 240
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While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several policy choices have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing social, historical, and religious context for Turkey's singular behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish debates and global concerns, from the state's position on religion and diversity to its involvement in the European Union. Written by experts in a range of disciplines, the chapters explore the Ottoman toleration of diversity during its classical period; the erosion of ethno-religious diversity in modern, pre-democratic times; Kemalism and its role in modernization and nation building; the changing political strategies of the military; and the effect of possible EU membership on domestic reforms. They also conduct a cross-Continental comparison of "multiple secularisms" as well as political parties, considering the Justice and Development Party in Turkey in relation to Christian Democratic parties in Europe. The contributors tackle central research questions, such as what is the legacy of the Ottoman Empire's ethno-religious plurality and how can Turkey's assertive secularism be softened to allow greater space for religious actors. They address the military's "guardian" role in Turkey's secularism, the implications of recent constitutional amendments for democratization, and the consequences and benefits of Islamic activism's presence within a democratic system. No other collection confronts Turkey's contemporary evolution so vividly and thoroughly or offers such expert analysis of its crucial social and political systems.


Turkey Author Sylvia Kedourie
ISBN-10 0714647187
Release 1996
Pages 252
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This description of Allied contingency plans for military operations in the Middle East - in the event of conflict with the Soviet Union - argues that diplomatic events and crises in the Middle East in 1945-55 are understandable only in the context of assets sought by the Allies in that region.

Turkish Public Administration

Turkish Public Administration Author Naim Kapucu
ISBN-10 6054030019
Release 2008
Pages 300
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Turkish Public Administration has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Turkish Public Administration also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Turkish Public Administration book for free.

Introduction to Turkish Law

Introduction to Turkish Law Author Tuğrul Ansay
ISBN-10 9789041134318
Release 2011
Pages 273
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English-speaking legal practitioners and academics have here an ideal introduction to the basic institutions, principles, and rules of Turkish law. Encompassing all the major fields of legal practice, Introduction to Turkish Law provides an essential understanding of the Turkish legal system, so that users can become familiar with law and legal processes in Turkey and pursue further research on specific Turkish legal matters. Eleven chapters, written by Turkish experts in their areas of specialty, focus on particular fields and provide also the Turkish equivalents of English terminology. The book covers the following topics: sources of Turkish law; constitutional law; administrative law; legal persons and business associations; family and inheritance matters; property; obligations; criminal law; and the laws of civil and criminal procedure. The Fifth Edition reflects the continuing adaptation of Turkish law to international standards-especially in light of Turkey's aspirations to membership in the European Union - and incorporates the changes brought by the Civil Code of 2002. A comprehensive and updated list of books and articles in English on Turkish law is appended. This concise, practical, and up-to-date guide is sure to continue providing interested parties with a speedy and reliable opening to many areas of Turkish law they need to learn about. Introduction to.... Series

Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model

Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model Author Anita Sengupta
ISBN-10 9788132217657
Release 2014-05-02
Pages 165
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The volume discusses what the Turkish Model, or Turkish Development Alternative, was and why it was promoted in the Central Asian republics immediately following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It argues that the Turkish Model was a myth that transferred the ideal of a ''secular, democratic, liberal society'' as a model for the post Soviet Turkic world and in the process encouraged a ''Turkic" rhetoric that emphasized connection between the two regions based on a common ancestry. The volume begins with an understanding of the reality of the Model from a Turkish perspective and then goes on to examine whether the Turkic world as a "cultural-civilizational alternative" makes sense both from a historical as well as contemporary perspective. It concludes by looking at the re-emergence of the Model in the wake of the events in West Asia in early 2011 and examines how in the light of a search for options the Turkish Model is once again projected as viable.

Constitutional Violence Legitimacy Democracy and Human Rights

Constitutional Violence  Legitimacy  Democracy and Human Rights Author Antoni Abat i Ninet
ISBN-10 9780748675371
Release 2012-12-15
Pages 192
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If constitutional legitimacy is based on violence, what does this mean for democracy? Almost every state in the world has a written constitution and, for the great majority, the constitution is the law that controls the organs of the state. But is a constitution the best device to rule a country? Western political systems tend to be 'constitutional democracies', dividing the system into a domain of politics, where the people rule, and a domain of law, set aside for a trained elite. Legal, political and constitutional practices demonstrate that constitutionalism and democracy seem to be irreconcilable. Antoni Abat i Ninet strives to resolve these apparently exclusive public and legal sovereignties, using their various avatars across the globe as case studies. He challenges the American constitutional experience that has dominated western constitutional thought as a quasi-religious doctrine. And he argues that human rights and democracy must strive to deactivate the 'invisible' but very real violence embedded in our seemingly sacrosanct constitutions.

The Constitution and the Territories

The Constitution and the Territories Author Harry Pratt Judson
Release 1900
Pages 6
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The Constitution and the Territories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Constitution and the Territories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Constitution and the Territories book for free.

The New Turkey

The New Turkey Author Chris Morris
ISBN-10 9781783780310
Release 2014-05-01
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Updated since the decision to begin Turkey's admission to the European Union. Turkey is a country in a state of flux, swept along by an extraordinary process of change. In the last few years, a series of far-reaching political and economic reforms has swept away much of the old order which ruled the country for so long. Some people call it a second Turkish revolution. But resistance to reform remains strong. Pressure for change has come from ordinary people fed up with the old ways; it's also been motivated by the dominant issue of Turkish political life - the long pursuit of membership of the European Union. And yet Turkey remains a mystery to many outsiders; a complex country hard to understand. It's secular and Muslim, Western and Eastern, democratic and authoritarian, all at the same time. This book examines the potential and the problems of the new Turkey, and the expectations of the people who live there, drawing on first-hand interviews and observations gathered over several years.

Etatism and Diplomacy in Turkey

Etatism and Diplomacy in Turkey Author Dilek Barlas
ISBN-10 9004108556
Release 1998
Pages 223
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This timely volume deals with Turkey's etatist policy and foreign relations in the early years after the fall of the Ottoman empire. It elucidates the symbiotic relationship between Turkey's internal developments and its international strategies, filling a gap in modern Turkish history by systematically researching an era which is practically untouched. The first part of the book examines the theory and politics of etatism, while the second part, on Turkish diplomacy of the interwar period, is especially important for diplomatic historians.

The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990s

The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990s Author Robert W. Olson
ISBN-10 0813108969
Release 1996
Pages 208
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Describes the situation of the world's largest ethnic group without a homeland, and explains the effect on the politics of Turkey and other countries where Kurds live

Palestinian Activism in Israel

Palestinian Activism in Israel Author H. Dahan-Kalev
ISBN-10 9781137048998
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 258
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A close description of Amal El'Sana-Alh'jooj's experiences as a Palestinian Bedouin female activist, this book explores Amal's activism and demonstrates that activists' biographies provide a means of understanding the complexities of political situations they are involved in.

Minorities and Nationalism in Turkish Law

Minorities and Nationalism in Turkish Law Author Dr Derya Bayir
ISBN-10 9781409472544
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 314
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Examining the on-going dilemma of the management of diversity in Turkey from a historical and legal perspective, this book argues that the state’s failure to accommodate ethno-religious diversity is attributable to the founding philosophy of Turkish nationalism and its heavy penetration into the socio-political and legal fibre of the country. It examines the articulation and influence of the founding principle in law and in the higher courts’ jurisprudence in relation to the concepts of nation, citizenship, and minorities. In so doing, it adopts a sceptical approach to the claim that Turkey has a civic nationalist state, not least on the grounds that the legal system is generously littered by references to the Turkish ethnie and to Sunni Islam. Also arguing that the nationalist stance of the Turkish state and legal system has created a legal discourse which is at odds with the justification of minority protection given in international law, this book demonstrates that a reconstruction of the founding philosophy of the state and the legal system is necessary, without which any solution to the dilemmas of managing diversity would be inadequate. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this timely book will interest those engaged in the fields of Middle Eastern, Islamic, Ottoman and Turkish studies, as well as those working on human rights and international law and nationalism.