Short Term Pragmatism or Long Term Ideologies: Identifying the Motivations of voting Behaviour in Turkey with SEM

Toros E.

International Conference on Management Innovation and Business Innovation (ICMIBI), Singapore, Singapore, 21 - 22 April 2013, vol.15, pp.348-353 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-353
  • Keywords: Voting, Structural equation modeling, Turkey, Short and long term values, POLITICAL ORIENTATION, POPULARITY, EASTERN, VALUES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The main objective of this essay is to identify the motivations of voting behavior in Turkey as a function of long-term ideological and short-term pragmatic concerns. The following analysis reveals the fact the importance of these factors differ significantly for the Turkish voter and hence for the competing political parties. More specifically, where the AKP voters prioritize short term pragmatist evaluations, CHP and MHP voters utilize long term ideological assessments.