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Palgrave Studies in Political Psychology

Political Behavior and the Emotional Citizen

Participation and Reaction in Turkey

Authors: Erisen, Cengiz

  • Provides the first book length study of the role of emotions on Turkish political behaviour
  • Offers a comparative application of emotions research
  • Uses empirical data to discuss Turkey's political attitudes and the international implications of the findings
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About this book

This book studies the role of emotions, such as anger, anxiety, and enthusiasm, across various domains of political behavior in Turkey. The author considers how emotions affect evaluations of leadership performance, levels of intolerance, likelihood of following and participating in politics, perceived threats from terrorism, and electoral decisions, including vote choice. Using a nationally representative survey and experimental data, this study empirically analyses the causal associations among the primary factors explaining the Turkish electorate’s political attitudes and behaviours. The book will be of particular interest to academics, university students, and policymakers seeking to learn more about contemporary Turkish politics amid the recent political and social turmoil that has affected all parts of this society.

About the authors

Cengiz Erisen is Research Associate in the Center on Democratic Performance at Binghamton University, USA, and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yeditepe University, Turkey. He is a recipient of two prestigious awards for young scholars in Turkey. His research interests include political psychology, comparative political behaviour, and public opinion analysis across diverse contexts. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Political PsychologyEuropean Union PoliticsJournal of Common Market Studies, American Politics Research, Political Research Quarterly, and Turkish Studies. He has also co-edited a book on democracy in Turkey and guest edited journal special issues on political psychology. 

Reviews

“As Turkish democracy is going through turbulent times, it has never been more important to understand the political behavior of Turkish voters. In this carefully researched and clearly argued book, Cengiz Erişen demonstrates how political psychology in general and the emotions of anger, fear, and enthusiasm in particular shape patterns of political interest, political tolerance and key aspects of political behavior such as voting and social movement participation.” (Professor Ziya Öniş, Koç University, Turkey)

“Professor Cengiz Erisen adds an important book to the literatures of political behavior, emotions and politics. Much of the existing research is conducted in the United States and in Europe, far less is done elsewhere. By bringing together the latest theoretical work with rich empirical data the book offers many new insights into the politics of Turkey.” (Professor George E. Marcus, Williams College, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £80.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58705-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58704-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Behavior and the Emotional Citizen
Book Subtitle
Participation and Reaction in Turkey
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political Psychology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Macmillan Publishers Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58705-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58705-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58704-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 231
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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