FEAS RESEARCH E-BULLETIN FEAS E-BULLETIN DECEMBER 2016 - Page 5

Author: Akçaoğlu, Müge Hayriye Güvenç Title: Political Theoretical Reading of Constitution Making and Constitutional Change Processes in Turkey in The Framework of Schmitt’s and Habermas’s Theories Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Deveci Department: Political Science and Public Administration Date: June 2016 Abstract: This thesis engages in a political theoretical reading of constitution making and constitutional change processes in Turkey within the framework of Carl Schmitt’s and Jürgen Habermas’s theories. The first theoretical part of the thesis expounds on the theories of Schmitt and Habermas regarding the legitimacy of constitution making/reforming processes in relation to three subjects, namely the conceptualization of constituent power and its democratic potentials, the conceptualization of the act and text of constitution, and legitimacy of judicial review. The second part of the thesis elucidates changing conceptions of the constitution and constitutional legitimacy in Turkey from the perspective of the framers of constitutions since the early \XX[\[ۈH\\وH[ܙ]X[[Y]ܚ\[Y[H\\ [\\X Hۜ]][ۘ[X]\ۈHܛX][ۈقNLK NL  NMH[ NN ۜ]][ۜ[ NL NL NMK NNMH[ L[Y[Y[[[][\[XY\\H^[Z[Y[ܙ\[\[H]]ܜوHۜ]][ۜ\X[\HBY[X\وHۜ]][ۘ[[Z]Y\[[\[HHY[X\وH\X[Y[ۘZ]HBۜ]][ۋHXXHوۜ]][ۈXZ[[ۜ]][ۘ[[H[^H\YHZ\XXK