The Resource Halcilik and populizm : 'official - rational' versus 'popular' in the context of 'Turkish exceptionalism', (electronic resource)

Halcilik and populizm : 'official - rational' versus 'popular' in the context of 'Turkish exceptionalism', (electronic resource)

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Halcilik and populizm : 'official - rational' versus 'popular' in the context of 'Turkish exceptionalism'
Title
Halcilik and populizm
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'official - rational' versus 'popular' in the context of 'Turkish exceptionalism'
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eng
Summary
Although the concept of populism is widely used in the literature on Turkish politics, except for in a few studies, it is hard to come across a rigorous theoretical-conceptual approach to the term. The existence of two equivalents for the word "populism" in Turkish, halkçılık and popülizm, exacerbates this ambiguity. This paper discusses the reasons for these two usages in Turkish, explores the academic debates over the lack of rigorous conceptual-theoretical approaches to the concept, and compares these with the uses of the concept in the literature on Turkish politics. It is argued that the distinction between halkçılık and popülizm is based on the field of binary oppositions embedded in the social sciences in the Turkish context, grounded in turn on a wider "enframing" differentiating "model" from "reality". Since Turkish politics is often evaluated as a unique realization of the Western ideal, few incentives remain for evaluating it either from a comparative perspective or as an incidence of a wider universal political phenomenon. Such enframing has caused a particularistic approach to Turkish politics and an underdevelopment of conceptual-theoretical discussions of populism/halkçılık/popülizm. Nevertheless, the use of populism as a signifier of "Turkish exceptionalism" is no coincidence; it is implicit in the fundamental dichotomy between the "Western liberal-democratic representative ideal" and the "derivative reality of populism" developed in most of the general theoretical literature on populism. It is therefore argued that, particularly in the Turkish context, the analytical leverage provided by the concept of populism creates more problems than it promises to solve and has become a hindrance to understanding
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FIE
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Baykan, Toygar
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no index present
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non fiction
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Sussex European Institute
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SEI working papers
Series volume
137
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  • Turkey
  • European Union
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Halcilik and populizm : 'official - rational' versus 'popular' in the context of 'Turkish exceptionalism', (electronic resource)
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https://www.ceps.eu/publications
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Publication
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FIEb17594297
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40 pages.
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electronic
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remote
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(OCoLC)914478930
Label
Halcilik and populizm : 'official - rational' versus 'popular' in the context of 'Turkish exceptionalism', (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.ceps.eu/publications
Publication
Control code
FIEb17594297
Extent
40 pages.
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914478930

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