Turkey's Electoral Geography

Trends, Behaviors, and Identities

Edip Asaf Bekaroglu (Redaktør) ; Gulsen Kaya Osmanbasoglu (Redaktør)

Analyzing Turkey's electoral geography, this volume evaluates the geographical repercussions of the elections in Turkey since the establishment of multiparty politics in 1950. The book focuses on the last two decades, examining the interaction between electoral behavior and regional dynamics. Les mer
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Analyzing Turkey's electoral geography, this volume evaluates the geographical repercussions of the elections in Turkey since the establishment of multiparty politics in 1950. The book focuses on the last two decades, examining the interaction between electoral behavior and regional dynamics.


Various issues related to the geographical connotations of Turkish electoral politics are qualitatively and quantitatively addressed by scholars with diverse backgrounds in social sciences. The chapters herein examine how Turkey's electoral geography has been shaped over the years to correspond with a certain aspect of multiparty politics, such as voting behaviors, political parties and party systems, nationalization and regionalization, redistricting, gender issues, identity dynamics, or ideological polarization. This comprehensive work contributes to the theoretical debates in electoral geography in general. Utilizing notions from electoral geography literature, this book develops new concepts through the Turkish case.


Filling an important gap in the literature on Turkish politics, this contemporary analysis will be a key resource to policymakers, students, and scholars interested in political science, Turkey, and the Middle East.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Contents


List of figures


List of tables


Notes on contributors


Acknowledgments





1. Introduction to Turkey's electoral geography: an overview since 1950


Edip Asaf Bekaroglu and Gulsen Kaya Osmanbasoglu





2. Measuring party nationalization in Turkey: 1950-2018


OEzhan Demirkol and& Edip Asaf Bekaroglu





3. Gerrymandering in Turkish elections since 1950: (re)setting the rules of the game?


Gulsen Kaya Osmanbasoglu





4. The dynamics of change and differentiation in voter preferences in the western coastal provinces of Turkey since the 1980s


Tanju Tosun, Betul Aydogan UEnal, and Gulgun Erdogan Tosun





5. The regional and national campaign discourse of the PDP and its predecessors in Turkey's general elections, 2002-2018


Huseyin Alptekin





6. '"Where are they doing politics?"': women's cooperatives as sites of constellations of power


Selin Akyuz and Kursat Cinar





7. Election monitoring organizations in view of electoral geography: regional characteristics of volunteer networks in Turkey


Aysenur Kilic





8. Engendering the parliament: a study of women deputies in Turkey, 1935-2018


Mezher Yuksel





9. An analysis of Turkish overseas electoral districts: opportunities and challenges


Necati Anaz and Mehmet Koese

Om forfatteren

Edip Asaf Bekaroglu earned his PhD in political science at Bilkent University, Turkey in 2010. Since then, he has worked as a full time faculty member at Istanbul University's Department of Political Science and International Relations. His research interests are democratization, political parties and elections, secularism, and multiculturalism.


Gulsen Kaya Osmanbasoglu earned her PhD in political science at Bilkent University in 2014. She is a faculty member at the Social Sciences University of Ankara, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and the deputy director of Social Innovation Center (ASBU11 SIM). Her research interests are Turkish politics, political parties and elections, modernization, human rights, and social innovation.