Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780520225268
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929128 | DOI:

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This chapter takes a look at the resurgence of a regional social oligarchy after the first free and direct elections in 1950, and tries to explain how the move from a one-party to a multi-party regime enlivened both the district networks and the coastal coalitions. This development shows how the behavioral foundations of the old state society stayed in place during the first twenty years of the Turkish Republic despite the revolution in public culture.

Keywords: regional social oligarchy; 1950 elections; one-party regime; multi-party regime; district networks; coastal coalitions; behavioral foundations; old state society; public culture

Chapter.  11016 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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