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Title:
New tendencies in the Turkish center-right : with special reference to the "new" Democrat Party.
Author:
Çolak, Yılmaz
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Ankara : Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Bilkent University, 1994.
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123 leaves.
Abstract:
Abstract: The objective of the present study is to understand the general characteristics of new tendencies in the Turkish centre-right. To accomplish this task, the "new" Democrat Party (DP), which is one of the new political formations in Turkey, is analyzed through a comparison with two major centre-right parties- the Motherland Party (MP) and the True Path Party (TPP). By touching upon some basic concepts of the centre-right politics such as economic and political liberalism, conservatism, liberal democratic system, this comparison refers to the question of how the Turkish centre-right realizes its political ideology and practice. It seems that the "new" DP which defends the necessity of liberal-pluralist values at the level of both state and society is much closer to the ideology of the centre-right politics than the MP and the TPP.Main conclusion drawn from this study is that the traditional structure of Turkish politics has been pushed toward a liberal democratic system by evolving political sentiment within socio-economic and political development. In such orientation, the newly emerging political movements in the centre-right appear as one of significant, determinant factors.

Ozet: Bu calisma ile amaclanan, Turk merkez saginda ortaya cikan yeni egilimleri ve onlarin genel ozelliklerini anlayabilmektir. Bu amac dogrultusunda, yeni egilimlerden biri olan Aydin Menderes liderliginde Buyuk Degisim Partisinde baslayip Demokrat Partide devam eden siyasal hareket iki buyuk merkez sag parti (Anavatan Partisi ve DogruYol Partisi) ile karsilastirmali bir sekilde tartisilmistir. Merkez sag ideolojisinin dayandigi siyasal ve ekonomik liberalizm, muhafazakarlik, yeni muhafazakarlik, liberal-cogulcu demokratik sistem gibi temel kavramlar baz alinarak, uc parti arasindaki karsilastirma yapilmaya calisinilmistir. Hem devlet hem de toplum seviyesinde ekonomik ve siyasal anlamda liberal degerlerin hakimiyetini savunan "yeni" Demokrat Parti, merkez sag ideolojisine ve degerlerine ANAP ve DYP den daha yakin oldugu gorulmektedir. Bu calismadan cikarilabilecek temel sonuc, 1990 larda ortaya cikan yerel ve kuresel degisikliklerin etkisi altinda kalan Turk siyasal sisteminin geleneksel yapisi liberal demokratik bir sistemde dogru kaymaya zorlanmaktadir. Merkez sagda ortaya cikan yeni siyasal olusumlar Turk siyasal sistemin icinde bulundugu bu sureci etkileyen nedenlerden birisi olarak belirmekte.
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