We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham e-Theses
You are in:

A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Right to Conscientious Objection in Turkey

CALTEKIN, DEMET,ASLI (2017) A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Right to Conscientious Objection in Turkey. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.



Arguably, existing literature has hitherto offered no socio-legal analysis of conscientious objection in the context of Turkey. Most studies have focused either on the legal or on the sociological aspects of conscientious objection. As such, the impacts of social norms on the legal process remain largely neglected. This research, therefore, offers a socio-legal analysis of conscientious objection, with a particular focus on the domestic law’s compatibility with international standards and the impacts of militarism on society. It takes interviews as a method to explore the cultural tools maintaining the compulsory military service. The findings of the research illustrate that the military’s influence is the product of Turkey’s specific cultural, social, and political structures.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:Conscientious objection, civil disobedience, anti-militarism, gender.
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Social Sciences and Health > Law, Department of
Thesis Date:2017
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:25 Jan 2018 12:45

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitter