A TALE OF TWO MAYORS: COURTS AND POLITICS IN IRAN AND TURKEY

@article{Shambayati2004ATO,
  title={A TALE OF TWO MAYORS: COURTS AND POLITICS IN IRAN AND TURKEY},
  author={Hootan Shambayati},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={253 - 275}
}
  • Hootan Shambayati
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Countries such as Iran and Turkey do not fit comfortably into the democratic and authoritarian categories. In these countries, elections are held regularly, and the will of the people is accepted as one source of sovereignty. At the same time, both constitutionally and in practice the elected officials have to share the exercise of political power with institutions that do not draw their power directly from the will of the people. In such systems, the judiciary has two important political… 
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