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The Failure of Popular Constitution Making in Turkey: Regressing towards Constitutional Autocracy

The Failure of Popular Constitution Making in Turkey: Regressing towards Constitutional Autocracy Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/19/2/241/1982865/241elmas.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2023 REVIEW The Failure of Popular Constitution Making in Turkey: Regressing towards Constitutional Autocracy Felix Petersen and Zeynep Yanaşmayan, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020 416 pages. ISBN 9781108497626 Reviewed by FURKAN ELMAS Turkey’s constitution-making process since the first Ottoman constitution in 1876 has been an enigma for researchers, who have questioned how and by whom the constitution is prepared and to what extent it is authoritarian or liberal. The Failure of Popular Con- stitution Making in Turkey traces and investigates the story of the failure of Turkey’s popular constitution-making process during 2011–13, offering an in-depth analysis from various angles, including political theory, comparative politics, sociology, history, consti- tutional and comparative law, and media studies. The book consists of eight chapters in three parts. In the introductory part Felix Petersen and Zeynep Yanaşmayan present the 150-year constitutional history of Turkey. The first constitution-making process, accomplished in 1876, transformed the Ottoman regime from a monarchy into a constitutional monarchy. This experience had a huge impact on modern Turkey’s first constitution, drafted in 1921 by the prerepublic Turkish National Assembly. During the republican era Turkey drafted three more constitutions, in 1924, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women s Studies Duke University Press

The Failure of Popular Constitution Making in Turkey: Regressing towards Constitutional Autocracy

Journal of Middle East Women s Studies , Volume 19 (2) – Jul 1, 2023

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1552-5864
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1558-9579
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10.1215/15525864-10462411
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/19/2/241/1982865/241elmas.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2023 REVIEW The Failure of Popular Constitution Making in Turkey: Regressing towards Constitutional Autocracy Felix Petersen and Zeynep Yanaşmayan, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020 416 pages. ISBN 9781108497626 Reviewed by FURKAN ELMAS Turkey’s constitution-making process since the first Ottoman constitution in 1876 has been an enigma for researchers, who have questioned how and by whom the constitution is prepared and to what extent it is authoritarian or liberal. The Failure of Popular Con- stitution Making in Turkey traces and investigates the story of the failure of Turkey’s popular constitution-making process during 2011–13, offering an in-depth analysis from various angles, including political theory, comparative politics, sociology, history, consti- tutional and comparative law, and media studies. The book consists of eight chapters in three parts. In the introductory part Felix Petersen and Zeynep Yanaşmayan present the 150-year constitutional history of Turkey. The first constitution-making process, accomplished in 1876, transformed the Ottoman regime from a monarchy into a constitutional monarchy. This experience had a huge impact on modern Turkey’s first constitution, drafted in 1921 by the prerepublic Turkish National Assembly. During the republican era Turkey drafted three more constitutions, in 1924,

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Journal of Middle East Women s StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2023

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