The impact of judicial preferences and political context on Constitutional Court decisions: Evidence from Turkey

Aydin-Cakir, A.

Review | 2018 | International Journal of Constitutional Law16 ( 4 ) , pp.1101 - 1120

Many scholars have asserted that in countries where one political party dominates the political sphere, the likelihood of judges deciding against the government diminishes. Although the underlying logic of this argument is quite appealing, it does not explain why in certain cases judges ignore possible political retaliation and give anti-government decisions. Arguing that judicial preferences and the political context under which judges operate are in constant interaction, the goal of this article is to explain whether, and to what extent, the judges' preferences moderate the impact of political fragmentation on the court's invalida . . .tion of laws. The study uses an original data set including all decisions made by the Turkish Constitutional Court between 1984 and 2010. The empirical findings show that while the court's political preferences vastly attenuate the impact of the political context on judicial behavior, its legal preferences have a trivial moderating effect. To put it more specifically, the results show that the effect of political fragmentation on judicial behavior highly decreases when there is a weak political alignment between the court and the government enacting the law under review. Moreover, the findings show that even under favorable political conditions for assertive behav¬ ior, the judges abstain from annulling laws based on individual rights violations. © The Author(s) 2019. Oxford University Press and New Yor Daha fazlası Daha az


Demirci, E. | Toklu, T. | Yeyin, N. | Ocak, M. | Alan-Selcuk, N. | Araman, A. | Kabasakal, L.

Article | 2018 | Radiation Protection Dosimetry182 ( 4 ) , pp.518 - 524

68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT has been proven to have high clinical value for imaging of prostate cancer and rapidly gained popularity. In this study, we aimed to investigate absorbed doses of 68 Ga-PSMA-11. Seven patients (mean age = 66.9 ± 6.6 years, range: 57-79 years) were enrolled in the study. Whole body PET images were acquired with multiple time points. MIRD method, NUKFIT and OLINDA/EXM software were used for dosimetry calculations. Kidneys, bladder wall, salivary and lacrimal glands received the highest absorbed dose. Estimated absorbed doses to these organs after injection of 150 MBq 68 Ga-PSMA-11 were 37.0, 12.6, 14.4 and 6.3 mSv . . ., respectively. Effective dose from PET scanning with 150 MBq injected 68 Ga-PSMA-11 was 2.5 mSv. In conclusion, 68 Ga-PSMA-11 has a favorable dosimetry profile similar to the 68 Ga labeled octreotide analogs, which are used safely in routine clinical practices for many years. No adverse effects were reported. The kidneys were the dose-limiting organs. © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved Daha fazlası Daha az

Commentary: Giuseppe Campani (1635-1715, Rome, Italy): The First Use of a Microscope in Medicine and Surgery

Brogna, C. | Millesi, M. | Fiengo, L. | Richardson, M. | Bhangoo, R. | Ashkan, K. | Türe, U.

Note | 2018 | Clinical Neurosurgery82 ( 2 ) , pp.518 - 524

[No abstract available]

The paramedian supracerebellar- transtentorial selective amygdalohippocampectomy for mediobasal temporal epilepsy

Harput, M.V. | Türe, U.

Article | 2018 | Operative Neurosurgery14 ( 4 ) , pp.518 - 524

[No abstract available]

6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu kapsamında yükümlülüklerimiz ve çerez politikamız hakkında bilgi sahibi olmak için alttaki bağlantıyı kullanabilirsiniz.

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