Social identity and attitudes toward foreign policy: evidence from a youth survey in Turkey

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Show simple item record Ciftci, Sabri 2013-05-31T21:52:38Z 2013-05-31T21:52:38Z 2013-05-31
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the relationship between social identity based on national, religious, or international affiliations and attitudes toward foreign policy in the Turkish context. Evidence is drawn from an original survey conducted among university students in Turkey. The results show that students' social identity has a significant correlation with their perceptions of foreign policy. Most Turkish university students provide conditional support for the new directions in Turkey's foreign policy, but those with an Islamic identity appear to be more supportive of the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi's (Justice and Development Party) policies. Most university students believe that Turkey's future lies in the European Union and the Central Asian Turkic republics rather than in the Middle East. Overall, the perceptions of educated youth toward foreign policy are shaped by both social identity and their conceptions of national interest. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights © Cambridge University Press 2013 en_US
dc.subject Social identity en_US
dc.subject Foreign policy en_US
dc.subject Turkey en_US
dc.title Social identity and attitudes toward foreign policy: evidence from a youth survey in Turkey en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1017/S0020743812001249 en_US
dc.citation.epage 43 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Middle East Studies en_US
dc.citation.spage 25 en_US
dc.citation.volume 45 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ciftci en_US

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