• Sevinç Bermek


This chapter introduces the reader to the research and describes the personal interactions that contributed to the author’s interest in this subject. The chapter delves into the theoretical framework of the research that guided data collection and interpretation. Then, it highlights in detail how the book contributes to existing literature on Turkish politics by demonstrating the emergence of Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, JDP) as a result of socioeconomic transformation and its consolidation via multifaceted policy agenda and its hybrid discourse. Finally, this chapter highlights the book’s theoretical contribution by exploring the overarching cleavage to explain party’s consolidation and entrenchment into Turkish politics and society. The introduction concludes with an overview of the remainder of the book.


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  • Sevinç Bermek
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  1. 1.Department of Middle Eastern StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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