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People’s Party) during the 3 November 2002 general election. That election resulted in a coalition government being replaced by the AKP. The coalition had undertaken some initial reforms and had paved the road for EU–Turkey accession talks to begin, as they did under the Turkey.indb 6 24/07/2019 17:31:20 The elephant in the room 7 AKP. A few years later, Leyla would write: ‘Europe will enhance its multicultural identity with Turkey’. Her optimism, though, was not without a hint of caution, since she belonged to modern Turkey’s founder Ataturk’s republican elites

in Diplomacy and lobbying during Turkey’s Europeanisation
Edward Ashbee

’. These were exposed in their most visible form during efforts by Tea Partiers to dislodge Republican incumbents, most notably the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in June 2014. Having said that, the term ‘establishment’ (which was popularized by the movement and figures such as former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin) should be used with caution. There are certainly Republican elites. Some are based in particular institutional locations, most notably Congress or the different state legislatures. Others control funding or the campaigning and mobilizing resources

in The Right and the recession
Edward Ashbee

organize. They also set the stage for the ensuing Rallying around the Gadsden Flag 107 battles between Congressional Republicans and the administration, including the federal government shutdown of October 2013. The Ryan Plan The book has sought to show how outcomes are shaped through the processes of interaction between those levels or tiers described in the different literatures outlined in the Introduction. In particular, there have been tensions between the constituencies that came together in the Tea Party movement, the Republican elites (particularly those in

in The Right and the recession