Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

List of Tables

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pp. xi-xvi

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1: Introduction: Socio-Economic Change and Political Participation

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pp. 3-22

Political participation has, no doubt, become one of the focal concepts in much of the recent research in comparative politics and its sub-field, political development. Many writers have rightly argued...

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2: The Transformations of the Social Cleavages and the Party System

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pp. 23-59

I have hypothesized above that socio-economic change affects the bases of and motives for political participation through its impact on social cleavages and on the type of political alignments they...

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3: Equality, Mobility, and Organizational Involvement

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pp. 60-96

In this chapter we shall deal with the role of three major intervening variables (viz., equality, mobility, and organizational involvement) in the flow from socio-economic modernization to political participation in...

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4: Regional Variations in Political Participation

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pp. 97-117

Turkey is a country characterized by great regional diversity, caused chiefly by the fact that its modernization proceeded from western and coastal regions to the eastern and interior areas. Although Turkey is probably more...

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5: Urban-Rural Differences in Political Participation

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pp. 118-128

The effect of place of residence on political behavior in general and voting turnout in particular has been ambiguous. Modernization theory has assumed a positive relationship between urban residence and...

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6: Political Participation: Developmental Relationships

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pp. 129-151

In this chapter, we shall probe more deeply into some socio-economic concomitants of voting participation and party voting, using province-level data. Provincial voting data have been obtained from...

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7: Political Participation in Rural Turkey

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pp. 152-182

Underlying many studies of recent Turkish politics has been the assumption that Turkey's current difficulties are intimately related to a crisis of participation. In Frey's (1964: 2) words, "there appears to be an unmistakable...

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8: Political Participation in Major Cities

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pp. 183-213

In this chapter we shall deal with the political participation patterns in major Turkish cities, with particular emphasis on low-income groups. Since a substantial majority of the urban poor are recent migrants...

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Conclusion

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pp. 214-224

The National Assembly elections of October 14, 1973, which took place after the draft of this book was completed, continued and magnified the trends observed here. In other words, these elections provided...

Appendix 1: A Note on the Indicators of Socio-economic Development

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pp. 225-227

Appendix 2: Social Rank of Izmir and Ankara Precincts

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pp. 228-230

Bibliography

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pp. 231-248

Index

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pp. 249-258