Party Politics and Social Cleavages in Turkey
Despite radical changes in Turkish politics since the transition to a multiparty system in the mid-1940s, the centre-right parties have consistently won an electoral majority. Why? How have they managed to maintain such a firm hold in the face of social cleavages that pit modernising, secularist state elites against a conservative and pious majority? Ergun OEzbudun uses the lens of Turkey's party and electoral systems to enhance our understanding of the country's polarised politics.
- Hardback | 140 pages
- 157.48 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
- 31 May 2013
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
About Ergun Ozbudun
Ergun OEzbudun is professor of political science and constitutional law at Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey. His publications include Social Change and Political Participation in Turkey and Contemporary Turkish Politics: Challenges to Democratic Consolidation.