Transformation of the Turkish Military and the Path to Democracy

@article{atana2008TransformationOT,
  title={Transformation of the Turkish Military and the Path to Democracy},
  author={Nil Seda Şatana},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={357 - 388}
}
  • N. S. Şatana
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Political Science
  • Armed Forces & Society
Democratization scholars argue that Turkey has successfully transitioned to democracy and is consolidating liberal democracy. The political elite and the parties are deemed important factors in crafting democracies. However, the Turkish political leadership has not changed much until recently; therefore, it remains a puzzle why consolidation is taking place. There are two explanations: (1) there is no consolidation of democracy (2) a factor other than the turnover in political elite/change in… 

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