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Ideas as Building Blocks of a Path: Islamic Challenge to the pro-Western Turkish Foreign Policy, 1996-1997

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The idea of path dependence is a popular yet highly questioned notion in institutionalist literature. This study shows that one limitation of this approach is its materialist bias. Since prevailing models of path dependence are based on materialist dynamics and factors (e.g. increasing returns, cost-benefit calculus), this approach neglects political continuities constituted by ‘ideas’ and ‘values’. In order to illustrate ideational path dependence as a distinct type of political continuity, this study analyzes pro-Islamic Refah’s attempt to shift the pro-Western Turkish foreign policy towards the Islamic world in the mid-1990s. It is argued that the materialist version of path dependence is unable to explain this path shaping attempt because Refah’s failed effort was an endogenously driven ideational challenge to the existing pro-Western ideational path. It is concluded that there is a strong need for new paths (i.e. ideational) in the path dependence literature.

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ideational path dependence; ideational stickiness; Turkish foreign policy; pro-Islamic challenge
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Sarigil, Zeki. "Ideas as Building Blocks of a Path: Islamic Challenge to the pro-Western Turkish Foreign Policy, 1996-1997" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267225_index.html>

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Sarigil, Z. , 2008-04-03 "Ideas as Building Blocks of a Path: Islamic Challenge to the pro-Western Turkish Foreign Policy, 1996-1997" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267225_index.html

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Abstract: The idea of path dependence is a popular yet highly questioned notion in institutionalist literature. This study shows that one limitation of this approach is its materialist bias. Since prevailing models of path dependence are based on materialist dynamics and factors (e.g. increasing returns, cost-benefit calculus), this approach neglects political continuities constituted by ‘ideas’ and ‘values’. In order to illustrate ideational path dependence as a distinct type of political continuity, this study analyzes pro-Islamic Refah’s attempt to shift the pro-Western Turkish foreign policy towards the Islamic world in the mid-1990s. It is argued that the materialist version of path dependence is unable to explain this path shaping attempt because Refah’s failed effort was an endogenously driven ideational challenge to the existing pro-Western ideational path. It is concluded that there is a strong need for new paths (i.e. ideational) in the path dependence literature.

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Paper prepared for 66th MPSA National Conference April 3-6 2008 Chicago IL USA “Ideas as Building Blocks of a Path: Islamic Challenge to the pro-Western Turkish Foreign Policy 1996-1997” † Dr. Zeki SARIGIL Department of Public Administration Mugla University zesarigil@gmail.com Abstract: The idea of path dependence is a popular yet highly questioned notion in institutionalist literature. This study shows that one limitation of this approach is its materialist bias. Since prevailing models of path dependence are based on materialist
extant path and consequently to a search for alternatives Figure 1: Electoral strength of pro-Islamic parties in Turkey (1970-2002) Note: The votes of the following Islamist parties are counted: Milli Nizam Partisi (National Order Party 1970-1971); Milli Selamet Partisi (National Salvation Party 1972-1980); Refah Partisi (Welfare Party 1983-1998); Fazilet Partisi (Virtue Party 1997- 2001); Saadet Partisi (Felicity Party 2001- ) 37


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