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By Mehtap Sooyler

The deep nation ranks one of the most crucial matters in Turkish politics. This e-book lines its origins and gives a proof of the emergence and trajectory of the deep country; the that means and serve as of casual and authoritarian associations within the formal defense quarter of a democratic regime; the involvement of the kingdom in prepared crime; armed clash; corruption; and large human rights violations.

This booklet applies an cutting edge methodological method of thought formation and gives a mid-range concept of deep nation that sheds mild at the reciprocal dating among the nation and political regimes and elaborates at the stipulations for the consolidation of democracy. It lines the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep kingdom from the Ottoman Empire to the present Turkish Republic and its influence on state-society kin. It reads country formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the point of view of this so much resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The research additionally situates contemporary advancements relating to AKP governments, together with the ecu accession procedure, civil-military family, coup trials, the Kurdish query, and the Gülen move of their context in the deep country. additionally, this case-study deals an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative research of the deep states.

Addressing the lacuna in educational scholarship at the deep country phenomenon in Turkey, this booklet is key examining for college students and students with an curiosity in democratization, politics and heart East Studies.

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Linear causality relates to the simple micro-level phenomena that can be explained through characterization of direct chain of events. In order to maintain the persuasiveness of causal chains and to avoid infinite regression during process tracing, the causal chains are broken at critical junctures, at points which prove to be difficult to trace causal connections, and according to theoretical guidelines. As a type of process tracing, analytic explanation will be applied, since it explicitly refers to theory; more general explanation will be opted for, when data or theoretical references are insufficient.

69 Gerring, “Case Selection for Case Study Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques,” 655. 70 Yin, Case Study Research, 2002, 39–40. 71 George and Bennett, Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences, 207, 209, 214–16. 72 Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, 179. 73 See Raza, “Does Turkish Model of Democracy Lack Empirical Validity in the Arab World? ” 74 Gerring, “Case Selection for Case Study Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques,” 656.

29 However, his distinction overlooks that the process of making discoveries includes both explanation and testing. This book generates hypotheses, but at the same time tests hypotheses. The second limitation relates to selection bias, which is according to Bennett and Elman30 often misleading. A preconstituted population is not applicable to case studies. 33 Therefore, we should identify precisely the unit(s) we refer to in our claims of causality with respect to necessary condition. Gerring34 warns against possible caveats.

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