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Author Çarkoğlu, Ali, 1963- author
Title Fragile but resilient? : Turkish electoral dynamics, 2002-2015 / Ali Çarkoglu and Ersin Kalaycioglu
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2021
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 人文社會聯圖  JQ1809.A5 C37 2021    AVAILABLE    30650020100927
Descript xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-344) and index
Introduction: The state, the party system and the citizens -- "Center-periphery" versus the Kulturkampf? -- Social cleavages and economic transformation in Turkey -- Center-periphery within the electorate -- The Turkish electorate and the economy : bringing the AKP to power -- Party choice during the AKP era, 2002-2015 -- Ethnicity and religion in Turkish voting behavior -- Riding the electoral roller coaster : party choice in Turkey, 2002-2015 -- Sliding out of democratization -- The end of center-periphery political confrontation : the establishment and prospects of a hegemonic one-party system in Turkey
"Ersin Kalaycıoğlu and Ali Çarkoğlu, who conducted surveys comparable to the American National Election Survey for the 2002 and 2007 national elections in Turkey, chart the dynamics that brought the pro-Islamist conservative Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi-AKP) to power in 2002, and that continue to influence electoral politics. The authors trace the uneven course of democratization in Turkey, as revealed through elections, since the first competitive, multi-party elections in 1950. Since the market liberalization reforms of 1980, Turkey has been rapidly evolving from a closed, agricultural, comparatively underdeveloped polity into an open, industrial state linked to the global economy. Kalaycıoğlu and Çarkoğlu analyze the geographic and socio-economic dimensions of the 2002 and 2007 election data to show how the consequent socio-economic changes and traditional socio-cultural divisions have affected elections, political parties, and individual voters. The authors conclude that the historical divide between rural, peripheral, conservative groups and more urban, centrist, and modernized groups not only persists but shapes elections more than ever. This book not only provides an original comprehensive and critical evaluation of the Turkish electoral and party politics, it also offers a case study of voting behavior in a state undergoing both democratization and market liberalization in a rapidly changing and volatile international environment"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Elections -- Turkey -- History -- 21st century
Political participation -- Turkey -- History -- 21st century
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Alt Author Kalaycıoğlu, Ersin, author
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