Political Institutions and Policymaking in Turkish Politics

  • Alper T. BulutEmail author
  • T. Murat Yildirim
Part of the Comparative Studies of Political Agendas book series (CSPA)


This chapter gives a detailed account of the emergence and evolution of political parties, periods of democratization, rising authoritarianism and military interventions, and the rise of the governing AKP. In this chapter, we also introduce the Turkish Policy Agendas Project and the data collected and coded within this framework which consists of parliamentary bills and speeches, oral questions, front-page coverage of a national newspaper, budgetary expenditure, public opinion, and party manifestoes from the past few decades. The chapter also provides detailed information about the coding procedure.


Turkish Policy Agendas AKP Clientelism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karadeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  2. 2.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

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