Critical Junctures, Catalysts, and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey

Author
Ramazan Kiling
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
Ramazan Kilinç argues that at critical junctures, structural factors weaken and actors are enabled to gain strength for future political trajectories. He applies this argument to democratic consolidation in Turkey. He finds that the 1997 military intervention unintentionally led to the eventual outcome of democratic consolidation. In the absence of this catalyst, it might have taken several more years for structural factors to generate democratization.
Political Geography
Turkey