READING THE CONCEPT OF POST DEMOCRACY AND POLITICAL PARTY FROM PIERRE BOURDIEU

Yunus KOÇ

In the modern era democracy, which advocated doctrines such as “equality”, “freedom” and “participation” has been seen as the guarantor of the people's will. The people have this sovereignty; through the political parties, which are the most important instrument of democracy in other words indirectly through with the representatives chosen. In the modern era, the political parties assigned to represent the administration, thought and participation of the people in the political sphere were redefined in the postmodern period. Instead of the wishes and demands of the people, the interests and interests of the company are now considered more remarkable by political parties. Thus, with the new meaning sattributed on political parties, it has started to be discussed who or whom is dominant/hegemony in the government. Here, the new era, public participation, management has disrupted and democratic values have been replaced by new values. Consequently, this situation has made it necessary to question what is “the post-democracy” as the new version of democracy. Therefore, in the post-era when democratic principles were redefined and the truth was reshaped; the question of how democracy evolved and reading it through “political parties”, one of the most important instrument of democracy, constituted the purpose of this study. From this perspective, the concept of post-democracy has been tackled with by drawing attention to Bourdieu's theory of capital. In particular, it is emphasized that economic capital and social capital are important in explaining the concept of post-democracy in terms of its characteristics. In this study, the framework of the subject was determined in accordance with the descriptive analysis management from qualitative researches, the data were obtained within this framework, the data obtained were processed and the final findings were identified and interpreted.

Keywords: Post Democracy,Democracy,PoliticalParty, EconomicalCapital, SocialCapital.