Judicial Activism in Perilous Times: The Turkish Case

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dc.contributor.author Günes Murat Tezcür
dc.coverage.spatial United States and Turkey
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-07T15:26:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-07T15:26:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://desa1.cejamericas.org:8080/handle/2015/2251
dc.description.abstract Under what circumstances do courts act in ways that challenge the political hegemony of the military in countries with weak democratic institutions? This article addresses this question by focusing on a critical case of judicial activism in Turkey. It argues that lower courts unexpectedly can be centers of judicial activism that contributes to expansion of civil liberties and restrictions on arbitrary state power when the high judiciary supports the political status quo. This is because lower courts provide greater access to legal mobilization pur- sued by civil society actors. At the same time, judicial activism in lower courts is sustainable only when political power is distributed among elites with con- flicting interests, and the civilian government offers support and protection to activist members of the judiciary.
dc.language.iso English
dc.title Judicial Activism in Perilous Times: The Turkish Case
dc.ceja.source Fuente: Law and Society Review

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