Islamic Political Identity in Turkey (Innbundet)

Serie: Religion and Global Politics 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 351
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Religion and Global Politics
ISBN/EAN: 9780195160857
Omtale: Islamic Political Identity in Turkey
In November of 2002, the Justice and Development Party swept to victory in the Turkish parliamentary elections. Because of the party's Islamic roots, its electoral triumph has sparked a host of questions both in Turkey and in the West: Does the party harbor a secret Islamist agenda? Will the new government seek to overturn nearly a century of secularization stemming from Kemal Ataturk's early-twentieth-century reforms? Most fundamentally, is Islam compatible with democracy? In this penetrating work, M. Hakan Yavuz seeks to answer these questions, and to provide a comprehensive analysis of Islamic political identity in Turkey. He begins in the early twentieth century, when Kemal Ataturk led Turkey through a process of rapid secularization and crushed Islamic opposition to his authoritarian rule. Yavuz argues that, since Ataturk's death in 1938, however, Turkey has been gradually moving away from his militant secularism and experiencing "a quiet Muslim reformation." Islamic political i

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