|Published online: January 16, 2015||$US5.00|
The Turkish society is undergoing a rapid transformation in the 21st century. In this turbulent period, the vast transformations have profoundly influenced Turkey’s politics and democratization process. The struggle for political power and the lobbying efforts of political leaders and elites or pressure groups on public opinion have to be analyzed within the framework of the phenomena of political manipulation. This article focuses on political manipulation (heresthetics) and draws on the American political scientist William H. Riker’s theory of heresthetics. In doing so, the article examines how political manipulation is affecting the democratic progress in Turkey and how political elites, political institutions and the social environment are differentiated in the political process.
|Keywords:||Turkey, Democracy, Political Manipulation, Heresthetics, Political Elites|
The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.13-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 16, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 427.097KB)).
Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey
Associate Professor, Biga Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey