‘Receiving’ the Swiss Civil Code: translating authority in early republican Turkey

@article{zsu2010ReceivingTS,
  title={‘Receiving’ the Swiss Civil Code: translating authority in early republican Turkey},
  author={Umut {\"O}zsu},
  journal={International Journal of Law in Context},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={63 - 89}
}
  • Umut Özsu
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Law in Context
The promulgation of the Turkish Civil Code of 1926, a nuanced translation of the Swiss Civil Code of 1907, has long been celebrated as an exceptionally thoroughgoing instance of ‘legal transplantation’. Despite their pervasiveness, such assessments cloud appreciation of the multifarious power dynamics at work in the Code’s preparation and implementation, especially the mechanisms through which it was made to serve Kemalist ideology’s twofold agenda of ‘modernising’ socio-legal relations while… Expand
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