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

Cavanaugh, Kathleen
Hughes, Edel
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2016-01-01
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Cavanaugh, Kathleen; Hughes, Edel (2016). Rethinking what is necessary in a democratic society: militant democracy and the turkish state. Human Rights Quarterly 38 (3), 623-654
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.
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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10.1353/hrq.2016.0045
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland