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dc.contributor.authorDemirtaş, Birgül
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-25T07:42:43Z
dc.date.available2019-03-25T07:42:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01
dc.identifier.citationDemirtaş, B. (2018). Justice and Development Party’s Understanding of Democracy and Democratisation: Cultural Relativism and the Construction of the West as the ‘Other’. Iran and the Caucasus, 22(3), 308-323.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1609-8498
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1163/1573384X-20180308
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/840
dc.description.abstractThe perception of Turkey as a model of attractive country in the region has started to change in the recent years. In the first decade of the JDP rule Turkey was seen as an emerging power with its strong economy, improving democracy and inspiring foreign policy. However, the developments since the Arab Uprisings in the neighbourhood, Gezi movement at home, end of the Kurdish peace process, as well as coup attempt and subsequent de-democratisation harmed the soft power of Turkey. This study argues that the JDP's understanding of democracy and democratisation has been full of flaws from the very beginning of its rule. The Turkish example shows that countries can experience subsequent processes of de-democratisation and de-democratisation if governing parties did not endogenise the basic norms of democracy. Therefore, it is argued that the reverse wave of de-democratisation characterises Turkey more than the "selective" processes of democratisation. It is also argued that JDP elite via its discourse has been constructing the West as the 'Other'.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1163/1573384X-20180308en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectDemocratisationen_US
dc.subjectDe-democratisationen_US
dc.subjectGezi Parken_US
dc.subjectArab Uprisingsen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectJustice and Development Partyen_US
dc.titleJustice and development party's understanding of democracy and democratisation: Cultural relativism and the construction of the west as the 'other'en_US
dc.typearticle
dc.relation.journalIran and the Caucasusen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümütr_TR
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relationsen_US
dc.identifier.volume22
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage308
dc.identifier.endpage323
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000445925600007
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85054143355
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorDemirtaş, Birgül
dc.contributor.YOKid31695
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/1573384X-20180308
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR


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