Chapter 6. Conclusion: Evaluating the politics of the AKP in light of the analyses

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The initial motivation for this study was to understand the ways in which theAKP tries to maintain and expand its political hegemony through specific discursivestrategies which are conceptualized as hegemonic projects. Once thesetraits are identified in the analysis, the relevance of the different positions andconceptualizations of the party and its functions can be assessed and interpreted.In line with these aims, the last chapter (1) summarizes the theoreticaland methodological grounding, (2) evaluates the findings in detail and (3) assessesthe validity of the claims and interprets the results on the discursive levelby taking the wider socio-political context into account as an indispensablecomponent of DHA. In the last part, concluding remarks, shortcomings andideas for the future research are shared with the reader.


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