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On Turkish elections and the political economy of state-orchestrated violence

On Turkish elections and the political economy of state-orchestrated violence

Ugur, Mehmet ORCID: 0000-0003-3891-3641 (2015) On Turkish elections and the political economy of state-orchestrated violence. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The results of the snap elections in Turkey have taken everybody by surprise. This is not because observers with a critical eye have failed to read the script correctly. Rather, it is because of the extent to which state-sponsored terror has proved effective in cajoling the electorate in Turkey to give their oppressors a mandate to rule in return for a ‘breathing space’. At the end, the ‘us or hell’ threat has worked because the ‘surprised’ observers have failed to react in time to the ruthless elimination of institutional checks and balances by the ruling AKP and its president.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turkey; governance; elections
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
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Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 15:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14096

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