Civil Administration Arrangements in the Democrat Party Period from the Populist Politics Perspective

Doğanay G., Çolak Ç.

RECENT PERIOD TURKISH STUDIES-YAKIN DONEM TURKIYE ARASTIRMALARI, vol.2023, no.44, pp.393-428, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier


This study focuses on the civil administration arrangements in the Democrat Party period (DP) and analyzes their relationship with populism, populist politics, and the patronage system. The analysis employs the document and literature review techniques that are commonly used as data collection methods in qualitative research. In this context, the study first includes the conceptual framework of populism and its historical antecedents in the world. Then, it elaborates the difference between "populism as an elite ideology" and "political populism of DP" and traces populism in Turkiye. Finally, the article lists the civil administration arrangements in the period of DP and discusses the relationship between them and the populism of DP based on the patronage system.