Political Parties in Turkey

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Barry Rubin, Metin Heper
Routledge, Dec 16, 2013 - Political Science - 160 pages
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Turkey's growing international profile, candidacy for the EU, and persistent democracy has led to a growing interest in how that country is governed. This book provides portraits of the seven main political parties by Turkish experts who are close observers of these institutions. In addition to providing an analytical survey of Turkish politics today, this volume also provides a fascinating case study on the problems of developing deep-rooted democracy, conflicts between state interests amd interest groups, and the evolution of party systems.
 

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Contents

A Remarkably Important Issue
1
Kapikulu Politics Par Excellence
4
Representing the State the Nation or the Nationalists?
25
The Challenge of Institutionalization in a Charismatic Leader Party
41
The Virtue Party
62
The Life and Times of the True Path Party
82
The Republican Peoples Party
102
The Peoples Democracy Party
122
ConclusionThe Consolidation of Democracy versus Democratization in Turkey
138
Abstracts
147
Notes on Contributors
150
Index
153
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