Rethinking What is Necessary in a Democratic Society: Militant Democracy and the Turkish State

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Cavanaugh, Kathleen and Hughes, E. 2016. Rethinking What is Necessary in a Democratic Society: Militant Democracy and the Turkish State. Human Rights Quarterly. 38 (3), pp. 623-654.
AuthorsCavanaugh, Kathleen and Hughes, E.
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.

JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Journal citation38 (3), pp. 623-654
ISSN0275-0392
Year2016
PublisherJohns Hopkins Press
Publisher's version
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1353/hrq.2016.0045
Publication dates
Print01 Aug 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Aug 2016
Accepted27 Apr 2016
FunderBritish Academy/Leverhulme Trust
British Academy
Leverhulme Trust
Copyright information© 2016 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, 38(3), 623-654
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