Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question

Yıl: 2017 Cilt: 6 Sayı: 1 Sayfa Aralığı: 49 - 82 Metin Dili: İngilizce İndeks Tarihi: 29-07-2022

Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question

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Combining discourse analysis with quantitative methods, this article compares how the legislatures of Turkey, the US, and the EU discursively constructed Turkey's Kurdish question. An examination of the legislative-political discourse through 1990 to 1999 suggests that a country suffering from a domestic secessionist conflict perceives and verbalizes the problem differently than outside observers and external stakeholders do. Host countries of conflicts perceive their problems through a more security-oriented lens, and those who observe these conflicts at a distance focus more on the humanitarian aspects. As regards Turkey, this study tests politicians' perceptions of conflicts and the influence of these perceptions on their pre-existing political agendas for the Kurdish question, and offers a new model for studying political discourse on intra-state conflicts. The article suggests that a political agenda emerges as the prevalent dynamic in conservative politicians' approaches to the Kurdish question, whereas ideology plays a greater role for liberal/pro-emancipation politicians. Data shows that politically conservative politicians have greater variance in their definitions, based on material factors such as financial, electoral, or alliance-building constraints, whereas liberal and/or left-wing politicians choose ideologically confined discursive frameworks such as human rights and democracy.
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Konular: Siyasi Bilimler Uluslararası İlişkiler
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APA ÜNVER H (2017). Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question. All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace, 6(1), 49 - 82.
Chicago ÜNVER HAMİD AKIN Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question. All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace 6, no.1 (2017): 49 - 82.
MLA ÜNVER HAMİD AKIN Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question. All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace, vol.6, no.1, 2017, ss.49 - 82.
AMA ÜNVER H Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question. All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace. 2017; 6(1): 49 - 82.
Vancouver ÜNVER H Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question. All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace. 2017; 6(1): 49 - 82.
IEEE ÜNVER H "Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question." All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace, 6, ss.49 - 82, 2017.
ISNAD ÜNVER, HAMİD AKIN. "Ideology, Political Agenda, and Conflict: A Comparison of American, European, and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Question". All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace 6/1 (2017), 49-82.