Rethinking what is necessary in a democratic society: militant democracy and the Turkish state

Cavanaugh, Kathleen and Hughes, Edel (2016) Rethinking what is necessary in a democratic society: militant democracy and the Turkish state. Human Rights Quarterly, 38 (3). pp. 623-654. ISSN 0275-0392 (doi:10.1353/hrq.2016.0045)

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Abstract

Questions relating to contemporary understandings of democracy continue to preoccupy the academic landscape, from politics to law—how does one define democracy; is it necessary to recalibrate the concept of democracy to meet the exigencies of the current global security “crisis” and, following from this, how does one understand (and control) the democratic relationship of representation and accountability between citizen and state? Although those writing on the recalibration of democratic theory come from different points of departure, they often arrive at a similar conclusion; namely that this global era poses significant challenges to contemporary understandings of democracy. This article identifies and focuses on one challenge posed by the concept of “militant” democracy against the backdrop of the Turkish case.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 23593
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Human Rights Quarterly on August 2016, available online: https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.2016.0045
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Depositing User: Edel Hughes
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 14:47
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 01:03
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23593

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