The Europeanization Process: Barrier or Facilitator in Turkey’s Transition to Competitive Authoritarianism?

The Europeanization Process: Barrier or Facilitator in Turkey’s Transition to Competitive Authoritarianism?
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Tags: democratic regression competitive authoritarianism Europeanization

Product ISBN : 978-1-78902-021-2

Publishing house: Glimmer Publishing

Language: English

Number of pages: 60

Author: Ela Goksun

Year of publication: 2018




 

 

 

The central research question presented in this study is: to what extent does Europeanization create barriers and/or opportunities for a transition towards competitive authoritarianism in Turkey? In order to answer this question, this study employs an institution-centered theoretical framework of a qualitative case study that uses process tracing to analyze formal and informal institutional change in Turkey. Institutional change is operationalized by the conversion/layering model, which identifies how the characteristics of institutions have been transformed by the Europeanization process. This study determines that under the AKP administration, the Europeanization process has created more opportunities than barriers for Turkey to transition from democracy consolidation towards a competitive authoritarian regime.

 

 

 





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