Original title: How Ethnic Lobbies Influence Policy: The Case of Armenian Genocide Recognition in The United States
Translated title: How Ethnic Lobbies Influence Policy: The Case of Armenian Genocide Recognition in The United States
Authors: Currie, Erin ; Aslan, Emil (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
Document type: Master’s theses
Year: 2019
Language: eng
Abstract: This thesis seeks to examine the characteristics of the Turkish Lobby in the United States and the strategies it has utilized in its approach to countering the Armenian Lobby's efforts at official Recognition of the Armenian Genocide. While the Armenian Lobby and its approach to Genocide Recognition in the United States has been well-documented, the organizational structure of the Turkish Lobby and its approach to counter Genocide Recognition has been less explored. The Turkish Lobby consists of various Turkish-American organizations with close ties to Ankara, as well as professional lobbying and public relations firms contracted by the Turkish government for millions of dollars annually. The variety of actors that compose the Turkish Lobby is a reflection of Turkey's multi-pronged approach to preventing Genocide Recognition. This seeks to examine the primary strategies the Turkish Lobby has employed to counter Genocide Recognition, as well as its strengths and weaknesses according to indicators of effective ethnic group lobbying. Two case studies are presented in order to gain a better understanding of the characteristics of the Turkish Lobby and the strategies it employed to prevent two House Resolutions calling for Genocide Recognition. The findings show that the Turkish Lobby fulfills several...
Keywords: American foreign policy; Armenian Genocide Resolutions; Ethnic interest groups; National Interest; Turkish Lobby

Institution: Charles University Faculties (theses) (web)
Document availability information: Available in the Charles University Digital Repository.
Original record: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11956/107895

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