The Constitutional System Of Turkey: 1876 To The Present by E. ÖzbudunThe Constitutional System Of Turkey: 1876 To The Present by E. Özbudun

The Constitutional System Of Turkey: 1876 To The Present

byE. Özbudun

Hardcover | October 3, 2011

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While providing an analysis of Ottoman-Turkish constitutional developments since the first constitution of 1876, this book focuses on the present constitutional system of Turkey based on the Constitution of 1982. This Constitution, a product of the military regime of 1980-1983, strongly reflects the authoritarian, statist and tutelary mentality of its military founders, as well as their deep distrust for civilian politics. Even after sixteen liberalizing amendments since 1987, it has not been possible to completely liquidate this illiberal spirit, hence Turkey’s need for a totally new, liberal, and fully democratic constitution. The author analyzes in detail the search for such a constitution and the current constitutional debates.
Ergun Özbudun is a Professor of Political Science and Constitutional Law at Bilkent University.
Title:The Constitutional System Of Turkey: 1876 To The PresentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pagesPublished:October 3, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230121004

ISBN - 13:9780230121003


Table of Contents

Context and History * The Basic Characteristics of the 1982 Constitution * Fundamental Rights and Liberties * Parliament * The Executive and the Administration * The Judiciary * Constitutional Justice * Constitutional Revisions * The Constitutional Crisis of 2007 and its Aftermath and the Search for a New Constitution