Social Cleavages and Electoral Support in Turkey: toward Convergence?

  • Yasushi HAZAMA, Ömer Faruk Gençkaya, Lauren McLaren
  • Published 2016

Abstract

Studies on Western democracies have shown that deep-seated social cleavages stabilize the electoral behavior and thus reduce electoral volatility. But how do social cleavages affect a party system that is undergoing democratic consolidation, such as in Turkey? In this study, investigations were carried out on long-and short-term relationships between social… (More)

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@inproceedings{HAZAMA2016SocialCA, title={Social Cleavages and Electoral Support in Turkey: toward Convergence?}, author={Yasushi HAZAMA and {\"O}mer Faruk Gençkaya and Lauren McLaren}, year={2016} }