Turkish Politics and the Rise of the AKP: Dilemmas of Institutionalization and Leadership Strategy

Turkish Politics and the Rise of the AKP: Dilemmas of Institutionalization and Leadership Strategy

by Arda Can Kumbaracibasi

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ISBN-13: 9780415851770
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Arda Can Kumbaracibasi teaches politics at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. His main research focuses primarily on the protest phenomenon and Islamic politics in Turkey.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Towards a Theoretical Framework 3. Review of the Literature 4. The Laws on Political Parties (SPK) and Elections 5. Veto Players 6. Electoral Environment 7. Party Organization and "Systemness" 8. Party Ideology 9. Conclusion

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"While most studies have focused on the novelty of the AKP's ideological stance, [...] Kumbaracibasi seeks to explain the AKP's electoral success almost exclusively in terms of its institutionalization and leadership strategies. This approach brings a new perspective to the mater and is refreshingly neutral, in contrast to the highly opinionated approaches that tend to dominate the field." - Alev Cinar, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 43:3, August 2011

"Arda Can Kumbaracibasi’s Turkish Politics and the Rise of the AKP: Dilemmas of Institutionalization and Leadership Strategy is recommended for scholars of Turkish politics who are specifically studying the political party system in Turkey and who think that its radical transformation is an urgent." - Cemil Boyraz, Turkish Studies, 2010

"The book is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature not only on Turkish politics in general but also, in particular, on Turkish party politics...the research has relied both on extensive documentary research and in-depth conversations with major Turkish political figures. The author must be complimented for the exceptionally rich bibliography he has consulted...the book is mandatory reading for students of Turkish politics. It is also highly recommended for students of party politics for it is rare that a political party is born and rises to rule in such a short time." - Ilter Turan, Istanbul Bilgi University, Party Politics, November 2010

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