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From Kurdishness to Turkishness. (c2018)

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dc.contributor.author Avdanian, Hrag Toros
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-23T08:51:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-23T08:51:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-11-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10489
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to contribute to the literature on ethnic identity. Despite many attempts by Turkey’s ruling party and most local and international media outlets to confine the newly established Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to its alleged Kurdish identity, the party views itself as one for all of Turkey’s peoples and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. Utilizing Kanchan Chandra’s Constructivist Dataset for Ethnicities and Institutions (CDEI) and its relevant indicators for an ethnic party, this thesis analyzes the HDP’s identity and demonstrates that the party chose to express a multi-ethnic, ‘activated’ identity, rather than limit itself to its ‘nominal’ identity and predominantly Kurdish base. It does so by exploring the HDP’s multi-ethnic identity in the party’s choice of name, party program, explicit appeals and issue positions, ethnic composition of its leadership and candidates, ability to contest elections nationwide, and the discourse used in the party’s parliamentary and presidential electoral campaigns, slogans, songs, and speeches (2015-2018). The thesis concludes that identities are malleable social constructs, and that political parties, like individuals, can shape and reshape their identity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Halkların Demokratik Partisi (Turkey) en_US
dc.subject Turkey -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject Chandra, Kanchan -- 1971- -- A constructive dataset on ethnicity and institutions en_US
dc.subject Turkey -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.title From Kurdishness to Turkishness. (c2018) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle exploring the HDP's multi-ethnic identity en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201103964 en_US
dc.author.commembers Ouaiss, Jennifer Skulte
dc.author.commembers Deringil, Selim
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 115 leaves; col. maps, col. ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Salloukh, Bassel
dc.keywords Turkey en_US
dc.keywords Kurds en_US
dc.keywords Minorities en_US
dc.keywords Elections en_US
dc.keywords Ethnic Identity en_US
dc.keywords Constructivism en_US
dc.keywords Multi-Ethic Party en_US
dc.keywords HDP en_US
dc.keywords AKP en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 109-115. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2019.123 en_US
dc.author.email hrag.avedanian@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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