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dc.contributor.authorYildiz, N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:54:07Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:54:07Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.issn14683849
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22002
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the relation between socioeconomic development and democratization in contemporary Turkey with reference to modernization theory. Based on studies showing that there is a positive correlation between socioeconomic modernization and democratization, it is argued that the relatively increased level of socioeconomic modernization in contemporary Turkey has created a more conducive environment for further democratization and democratic consolidation. In this regard, Turkey's GDP per capita, income distribution (Gini coefficient), level of industrialization and urbanization, educational attainment, and human development index (HDI) are analyzed in terms of their influence on democratization. Taking into account Turkey's increased level of socioeconomic development, EU-based reforms, and recent Freedom House ratings, it is argued that Turkey could be getting closer to democratic consolidation. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleTurkish Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14683849.2010.506718en_US
dc.titleThe relation between socioeconomic development and democratization in contemporary Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science
dc.citation.spage129en_US
dc.citation.epage148en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber12en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14683849.2010.506718en_US


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