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The Rising Tide of Populist Majoritarianism in Turkey

  • Ioannis N. GrigoriadisEmail author
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Part of the Reform and Transition in the Mediterranean book series (RTM)

Abstract

The rising tide of populist majoritarianism in Turkish constitutional debates is indexed to the rise of the AKP into a hegemonic position in Turkish politics. While early constitutional reform deliberations focused on the introduction of a new liberal democratic constitution, following the 2010 constitutional referendum emphasis shifted towards the introduction of a presidential system. The constitutional draft submitted to the parliament in January 2017 and to a referendum in April 2017 boosted majoritarian elements to an unprecedented degree.

Keywords

AKP Erdoğan Presidentialism Referendum Turkey Majoritarianism Amendment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationBilkent UniversityBilkent, AnkaraTurkey

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