While populism itself is a politicised concept, this article seeks to conceptualise the populist politicisation of foreign policy.
Continuity through change: populism and foreign policy in Turkey
Although the scholarship refers to the AKP (and Erdoğan) as a singular, coherent actor, there have actually been multiple AKPs since its inception in 2001. The party is in constant flux.
Doom and Gloom: Leaving Erdogan’s Turkey
Nativist and authoritarian populisms have largely been studied in terms of their approach towards immigrant groups, but once in power, their policies may also lead to emigration.
The chronopolitics of national populism
By exploring the neglected meaning-making power of populism, it stresses the centrality of narrative in shaping populist mobilisation and argues that the narrative toolbox of populist politics is forged through the mystification of time.
The formulation and implementation of populist foreign policy: Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
Despite the abundant references to the ‘people’ in the populist rhetoric, this paper identifies personalization in foreign policy decision-making, nationalization in foreign policy implementation, and civilizationalization in the foreign policy discourse.
Dislocation as the Constitutive Element of AKP Populism: Multiple Faces of Turkish Foreign Policy
Hakkı Taş (2019) "Dislocation as the Constitutive Element of AKP Populism: Multiple Faces of Turkish Foreign Policy," Kolloquium Türkeistudien, Universtät Duisburg Essen, 22 January.