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dc.contributor.advisorSarıgil, Zeki
dc.contributor.authorKılıç, Latife Kınay
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T13:22:28Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T13:22:28Z
dc.date.copyright2018-06
dc.date.issued2018-07
dc.date.submitted2018-07-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/47713
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Administration, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 78-87).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the impact of sectarian identities on ethnic voting behavior by focusing on Sunni Kurds in Turkey. The existing literature focuses on the political implications of the Alevi-Sunni cleavage among Kurds and so assumes Sunni Kurds to be a homogeneous group. However, some recent studies suggest that Hanefi- Shafi distinction among Sunni Kurds appears to generate major differences in terms of political orientations among Sunni Kurds. Thus, the following research questions direct this study: How does Hanefi-Shafi distinction among Sunni Kurds shape their political orientations? More specifically, what factors might explain their different voting preferences? The current study suggests that Hanefilik and Shafilik matter among Sunni Kurds in terms of political orientations: compared to Hanefi Kurds, Shafi Kurds are more likely to vote for anti-systemic pro-Kurdish parties. The study argues that the settlement of Hanefi Kurds in urban areas created an ideational path of prostate attitude. Consequently, they have been less likely to vote for anti-systemic ethnic parties. Although the utilitarian perspective of path dependence provides that power, control, influence, cost of reversal, increasing returns are the mechanisms for path maintenance; ideational path dependence is better suited to this case and it offers that values, ideas, legitimacy, moral concerns are the causal mechanisms to explain the continuity of pro-state or pro-Kurdish voting behavior among Sunni Kurds. The study also touches upon the possibility of a habitual logic of path development. Finally, the implications of this study are discussed in relation to path dependence, constructivism and voting behavior.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Latife Kınay Kılıç.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 87 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEthnicityen_US
dc.subjectHanefi-Shafi Divisionen_US
dc.subjectPath Dependencyen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectVoting Behavioren_US
dc.titleReligious divisions and ethnic voting: the case of sunni Kurds in Turkeyen_US
dc.title.alternativeDinsel farklılıklar ve etnik oy verme davranışı: Türkiye’deki sünni Kürtler örneğien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB158620


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