THE IMPORTANCE OF GERMAN-TURKISH VOTERS IN TURKISH POLITICS Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Hope, Wilson
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
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  • This thesis examines the important role of German-Turks in Turkish politics by bringing together the concept of clientelism and applying the concept to German-Turks within the sphere of Turkish domestic politics. This research explores the methods that the the Turkish government uses to cultivate the German-Turkish electorate and ensure that this loyalty is maintained in the future.Through two examples, the 2014 Presidential election and the 2017 Presidential referendum, the use of clientelist politics can be demonstrated. While existing literature discusses the long-time use of clientelism in Turkey proper, little contemporary research focuses on Turkeys’ German diaspora. This research contributes by exploring how Turkeys’ German constituency is impacted by many of the same factors of clientelism that also affect Turks in the Republic of Turkey.
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  • Jenkins, Robert
  • Moroff, Holger
  • Searing, Donald
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2018
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