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Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Necati Polat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book explores the transformation of Turkey’s political regime from 2002 under the AKP rule. Turkey has been through a series of major political shifts historically, roughly from the mid-19th ... More


Epilogue

Bilge Yesil

in Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040177
eISBN:
9780252098376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040177.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes events surrounding Turkey's general elections in 2015. The outcome of June 7 elections was a huge disappointment for Erdogan. For the first time since 2002, the AKP failed to ... More


The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Simon Waldman and Emre Caliskan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190668372
eISBN:
9780190848538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668372.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Turkey of today little resembles that of recent decades. Its economy has expanded, new political elites have emerged, and the once powerful Kemalist military is no longer a potent and dominant ... More


The Democratators

Joel Simon

in The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160643
eISBN:
9780231538336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines one of the most critical challenges to the media, the “democratators,” who came from a new generation of autocrats. The democratators have adapted to the new global reality as a ... More


Conclusion: Balancing the Brotherhood

Lawrence Rubin

in Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790796
eISBN:
9780804792103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790796.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter examines how the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia and UAE pursued ideational balancing strategies in response to the rise of an Islamist regime in Egypt. It also discusses Turkey's ... More


Context

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The overall domestic context following the full defeat of the old regime in Turkey, and the main contours of the Islamist (‘Islamo-nationalist’, Millî Görüş) populism now in full swing, are described ... More


Media Engineering

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The state of Turkey’s national media under the new regime, curbed in independence far in excess of typical media capture, having allegedly been ‘re-engineered’, with whole media outlets taken over by ... More


Anything Goes?

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is on a set of dubious government practices following the regime change, as reflected in the OSCE reports on Turkey elections, in securing success at the ballot box, including the way in ... More


Conclusion

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter muses generally on the regime change in Turkey, its potentialities as well as perils, giving thought in the light of the discussion in the foregoing chapters to a genuine and lasting ... More


Horror Vacui

Ozan O. Varol

in The Democratic Coup d'État

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Nature, Aristotle said, abhors a vacuum. He argued that a vacuum, once formed, would be immediately filled by the dense material surrounding it. Aristotle’s insights into vacuums in the physical ... More


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