Sharing Power: Turkey's Democratization Challenge in the Age of the AKP Hegemony

Insight Turkey, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1013, pp. 103-122.

20 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2013

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Ziya Öniş

Koc University - Department of International Relations

Date Written: April 22, 2013

Abstract

After a major wave of democratization over the last decade, the stalemate in Turkey’s reform process and the rising concerns about ‘creeping authoritarianism’ under the ruling AKP government attracted the attention of many scholars. How could Turkey manage to achieve substantial progress in democratization over the last ten years and why has the current government lost its reformist spirit? This article seeks to answer these questions by developing a multi-dimensional, holistic approach that tries to integrate structures and actors, domestic and external forces, rather than single-mindedly focusing on certain aspects whilst downplaying other crucial elements.

Suggested Citation

Onis, Ziya, Sharing Power: Turkey's Democratization Challenge in the Age of the AKP Hegemony (April 22, 2013). Insight Turkey, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1013, pp. 103-122. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2254762

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