June 21, 2013

Mr. Erdogan, Majoritarianism Is Zombie Democracy

The Economist, The Economist

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“BUT I’ve won three elections!” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s embattled prime minister, growls at his critics. On the face of it, his case is compelling: surely, many people in Turkey and beyond would agree, popularly elected leaders can govern as they please? That’s what democracy means.

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TAGGED: Dictators, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Democracy

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