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dc.contributor.authorÜnver, Hamid Akın
dc.description.abstractCombining 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.en_US]
dc.publisherCenter Foreign Policy & Peace Researchen_US
dc.subjectIntra-state conflicten_US
dc.subjectConflict discourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectLegislative politicsen_US
dc.subjectKurdish questionen_US
dc.titleIdeology Political Agenda and Conflict: A Comparison of American European and Turkish Legislatures' Discourses on Kurdish Questionen_US
dc.relation.journalA Journal of Foreign Policy and Peaceen_US
dc.departmentFakülteler, İktisadi, İdari ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi, Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümüen_US
dc.institutionauthorÜnver, Hamid Akınen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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