Elite framing and conflict transformation in Turkey

Loizides, Neophytos G. (2009) Elite framing and conflict transformation in Turkey. Parliamentary Affairs, 62 (2). pp. 278-297. ISSN 1460-2482. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsn038) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines the effects of elite framing on conflict transformation. It utilises debates from the Turkish Grand National Assembly as the main source of empirical evidence and demonstrates the differences in the way Turkish parliamentarians framed national and foreign policy issues in the 1990s. For the most part, elite framing of Kurdish issues was predominantly monolithic and adversarial towards ‘ethnic others’, demonstrating few challenges to dominant nationalist narratives and discourses, while framing of Greek–Turkish disputes was diverse, with moderates cautiously challenging hardliners on the necessity of cooperating with Greece. The article unravels these elite framing strategies and illustrates how framing becomes embedded in public identities, opportunity structures and definitions of national interest, influencing crisis escalation and conflict management in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/pa/gsn038
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Neophytos Loizides
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2013 23:06 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36774 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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