Democracy at the Intersection of Religious Cleavage and Populism


Conceptualizing the effect of religion on political participation requires a more nuanced approach than simply assuming the effect of this variable changes slowly over long periods of time. I set out to test the contention that the effect of religiosity on political participation can change over relatively shorter periods of time. Testing this idea using survey data from a turbulent period of Turkey from 2013 to 2014, I find suggestive evidence that this type of political participation can also change even within a year.

MPSA 79th Annual Conference
Murat Abus
Murat Abus
Ph.D. Student, Political Science

I study political behavior, public opinion, media, democratic theory, gender in politics, and methodology.