The European Union and democratization in Turkey: The role of the elites


Turkmen F.

HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY, cilt.30, ss.146-163, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1353/hrq.2008.0016
  • Dergi Adı: HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.146-163

Özet

Although Turkey's recent democratization efforts triggered by the accession process to the EU have been considerable, implementation remains a serious problem. As in similar cases, experience has shown that in externally induced democratization processes, the role of internal agents of democratization-through elite socialization-determines the level of implementation. Within this context, the roles played by Turkey's business, army, judiciary, and state bureaucracy are explored.