Political Behavior and the Emotional Citizen

Participation and Reaction in Turkey

  • Cengiz Erisen

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Political Psychology book series (PSPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cengiz Erisen
    Pages 1-16
  3. Cengiz Erisen
    Pages 47-76
  4. Cengiz Erisen
    Pages 119-150
  5. Cengiz Erisen
    Pages 209-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-231

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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Cengiz Erisen
    • 1
  1. 1.Binghamton UniversityBinghamtonUSA

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