Ergun Özbudun. İstanbul Şehir University. Ergun Özbudun. Spatial Conceptions of the Nation: Modernizing Geographies in Greece and Turkey. April 1, Third World Quarterly. Volume 37, – Issue 9. Published online: 19 Feb Article. AKP at the Crossroads: Erdoğan’s Majoritarian Drift · Ergun Özbudun. Social Change and Political Participation in Turkey Ergun Ozbudun. Editions. Paperback. ISBN. pp. 6 x 9 1/4.

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Spatial Conceptions of the Nation: Modernizing Geographies in Greece and Turkey.

This volume edited by P. The article analyzes the historical roots and the current nature of the constitutional crisis in Turkey.

The Constitution of strongly reflects the authoritarian, statist, and tutelary mentality of its military founders. The Constitution established a number of tutelary institutions designed to check the powers of the elected agencies and to narrow down the space for civilian politics. Consequently, it has been the subject of strong criticisms since its ozbuddun.


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There is also a general consensus that despite the 17 amendments it has gone through so far, it has not been possible to fully eliminate its authoritarian spirit. The article also deals with the constitutional crises of and over the election of the President of the Republic, and the annulment of the constitutional amendment of by the Constitutional Court.

It concludes with an assessment of the constitutional amendments of The Commission urges Turkish authorities to attend to this problem by choosing from the many models of legal personality for religious groups practiced in European countries. On the second point, the Commission observes that the title ecumenical is a spiritual and ecclesiastical matter, and not a legal one.

It concludes that unless Turkish authorities actively interfere with the use of such title by the Patriarchate, the simple refusal of the use of this title by Turkish authorities does not amount ozvudun a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. Secularism and State Policies towards Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey. Edgun relationship between the state and religion, or the question of secularism, has always been one of the most hotly debated issues in Turkish politics, even more so since the rise of the Justice and Development Party AKP to power in As its sub-title indicates, the book is essentially a comparative study of secularism in the United States, France, and Turkey.


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