Political perceptions of party voters and members in Turkey
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CitationAlper Ecevit, Y. & Celep, Ö. (2018). Political perceptions of party voters and members in Turkey, Routledge. 196-215. doi:10.4324/9781315461892
Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to examine the relationship between the political perceptions of party voters and party members in a highly polarised political context like Turkey’s. This analysis will help us to understand the micro-foundations of polarisation at different layers of political parties. We argue that polarisation is not a monolithic concept that applies equally to all individuals affiliated with one political party. Rather, because it operates differently for members and voters, it is crucial to compare them to determine the ideological differences between parties. © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Sabri Sayari, Pelin Ayan Musil and Özhan Demirkol; individual chapters, the contributors.