Rising competitive authoritarianism in Turkey

  title={Rising competitive authoritarianism in Turkey},
  author={B. Esen and Sebnem Gumuscu},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={1581 - 1606}
  • B. Esen, Sebnem Gumuscu
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Abstract Since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002 Turkey has undergone double regime transitions. First, tutelary democracy ended; second, a competitive authoritarian regime has risen in its stead. We substantiate this assertion with specific and detailed evidence from 2015 election cycles, as well as from broader trends in Turkish politics. This evidence indeed confirms that elections are no longer fair; civil liberties are being systematically violated; and the… CONTINUE READING
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