Turkey Under the AKP: The Era of Dominant-Party Politics

January 2012

The AKP’s 2011 election victory confirmed its status as the dominant force in Turkish politics, but also sparked fears that its unchecked power might threaten civil liberties. Now it must face the challenges of adopting a new constitution and dealing with the Kurdish question.

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Debating Electoral Systems: Getting Majoritarianism Right

January 2012

Contrary to popular wisdom, emerging democracies might be better off with a majoritarian electoral system rather than one based on proportional representation.

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