Funerals and Elections: The Effects of Terrorism on Voting Behavior in Turkey

  title={Funerals and Elections: The Effects of Terrorism on Voting Behavior in Turkey},
  author={Arzu Kibris},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={220 - 247}
  • Arzu Kibris
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
This article empirically analyzes the effects of terrorism on the electoral choices of the Turkish voters in the 1991 and 1995 general elections. It relies on a unique data set that includes the date and the place of burial of Turkish soldiers and police officers who died in the fight against the terrorist organization PKK. The author uses the number of these security force terror casualties at the district level as a measure of the level of terrorism that the people of that district have been… Expand

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