Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/3731
Title: How sovereign is a populist? The nexus between populism and political economy of the AKP
Authors: Zengin, Hüseyin
Ongur, Hakan Övünç
Keywords: Populism
discourse
international organizations
IMF
AKP
Turkish politics
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Routledge
Source: Zengin, H., & Ongur, H. O. (2019). How sovereign is a populist? The nexus between populism and political economy of the AKP. Turkish Studies, 1-18.
Abstract: This article investigates the effects of populist discourse on leadership and state behavior at the international level. From 2002 to 2013, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) gradually consolidated its power, largely by deploying populist discourses and actions. However, after the party faced a number of challenges, including the Gezi protests, corruption allegations, and a failed coup, its populist rhetoric did not only begin to weaken but also seems to have created a problem of path dependency, which limited the decision-making capability at the hands of its leadership. By comparing the 2001–2002 and 2018–2019 economic crises based on the most-likely case research design, we assert that the AKP’s discursive turn into anti-Western and anti-establishment politics pushed the party into a corner, making it less likely to collaborate with international organizations, such as the IMF and even private consulting companies despite the country’s high inflation rates and currency depreciation.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/3731
https://doi.org/10.1080/14683849.2019.1691921
ISSN: 1468-3849
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü / Department of Political Science and International Relations
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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