The Rise of Hybrid Political Islam in Turkey

Origins and Consolidation of the JDP
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 10. Juni 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • XIX, 261 Seiten
978-3-030-14205-6 (ISBN)
This book charts the economic, social and political rise of the Justice and Development Party (JDP) as well as its political resilience over the last sixteen years. Going beyond the standard dichotomy debate of political Islam versus secularism, the author shows how the JDP, a political party with substantial roots in political Islam, came to power in 2002 as an outcome of the socioeconomic transformation process that started in the country in the 1980s. The book further illustrates how the party consolidated its ruling power by catering to its core constituencies via a multifaceted set of policies that gave rise to the emergence of a powerful political machine. A careful analysis of the JDP's policy agenda highlights the discrepancy between the party's discourse and its supply of policies. Furthermore, the author shows how the party has skilfully (re-)framed its ideological stance by changing alliances, and in analysing this hybrid ideological framing she presents key underpinnings of the party that paved the way to a fundamental restructuring of the Turkish party system and establishment of a new regime that replaced the old guard. This book will be of interest to academics, graduate students and researchers interested in comparative politics, political science and sociology.

1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 11 s/w Abbildungen, 3 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 3 Illustrations, color; 11 Illustrations, black and white; XIX, 261 p. 14 illus., 3 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-14205-6 (9783030142056)
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Sevinç Bermek is Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of the Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London, UK.

Chapter 1 - IntroductionChapter 2 - Turkish Party System through Volatile Social and Political CleavagesChapter 3 - Game Changer: Socio-Economic Transformation and Emergence of the JDP in 2002Chapter 4 - Meeting the Demands of Ordinary People: Electoral Consolidation via Catering to its Core ConstituenciesChapter 5 - Hybrid Ideology: Anchor for Electoral Consolidation and Further Entrenchment in Turkish Society and PoliticsChapter 6 - JDP and Dominant Party System in Light of the Turkish-Ottoman/Republican-Imperial CleavageChapter 7 - Conclusion

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