The role of political parties in democratization in Turkey
Title: The role of political parties in democratization in Turkey
Author: TÜRSAN, Huri
Citation: Florence, European University Institute, 1999
Series/Report no.: EUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social Sciences
Party politics has been undergoing a revival in many democracies. However, parties are much less studied in countries with unstable political regimes. Party interactions can help to provide explanations for the emergence and performance of regimes, whether of the democratic or authoritarian type. This dissertation is a comprehensive case study that analyses, in depth, Turkish political parties. Starting with broad historical analysis, Huri Tursan takes the reader down to the most recent electoral activities and party politics in a country whose topicality is on the rise, not least due to its political problems. While the author deals with many issues of politics (including the role of the military), she focuses on an aspect of party competition which renders democracy problematic in Turkey, namely polarisation in party politics along cleavages.
LC Subject Heading: Political parties -- Turkey; Democracy -- Turkey
Defence date: 25 June 1999; Examining board: Prof. Philippe C. Schmitter, European University Institute (supervisor) ; Prof. Gianfranco Pasquino, University of Bologna ; Prof. Semih Vaner, Centre Européen de Recherche Internationale, Paris ; Prof. Stefano Bartolini, European University Institute
Final published version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22578
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