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Title: Model countries in political analysis : is Turkey a model for state-building in the Arab world?
Authors: Dikici Bilgin, Hasret
Guney, Aylin
Authors: University of Malta. Institute for European Studies
Keywords: Arab Spring, 2010-
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Malta. Institute for European Studies
Citation: Güney, A., & Dikici Bilgin, H. (2014). Model countries in political analysis : is Turkey a model for state-building in the Arab world?. Jean Monnet Occasional Papers, 10, 1-29.
Series/Report no.: An evolving EU engaging a changing Mediterranean region Jean Monnet Occasional Paper;10/2014
Abstract: This study analyzes the Turkish case as a model country for the state-building processes in the Arab world in the aftermath of the Arab revolts that took place in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. To this end, it deals with the Turkish case in three phases: the founding of the Turkish Republic, political developments until 2002, and the post-2002 Justice and Development Party period. The study focuses on state-society relations manifested in the form of a secular-religious cleavage intertwined with problematic civil-military relations. Each phase of Turkey’s history is compared to cleavages and civil-military relations in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. After analyzing the constitution-making processes in the latter three countries following the Arab revolts, the study concludes by discussing the viability of the Turkish model in the light of Turkey’s search for a new constitution.
ISSN: 23073950
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