Analyzing Political Leadership: The Case of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Toros E.

2010 International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences, Singapore, Singapore, 26 - 28 February 2010, pp.642-646 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.642-646
  • Keywords: political leadership, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, responsibility and responsiveness
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Even though there is a towering literature on political leadership, the common factor of this inventory is its' a-contextual, individually based and atomistic character. As an attempt to address these limitations, this article will offer an account to complement the existing literature by locating the problematic in a defined context. Accordingly, the aim of this article is to utilize the concepts of responsiveness and responsibility for the assessment of political leadership. As a case study, Recep Tayyip Erdogan who holds the office of prime ministry of Turkish Republic since 2003 will be analysed.