- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (2 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107617723
- ISBN-13: 978-1107617728
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.9 x 23.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,656,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey Paperback – 2 Jan 2014
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'Banu's highly perceptive analysis provides an excellent resume or how Islamic oriented political parties can achieve their strategic targets by developing social networking even within a not so friendly constitutional and political culture.' The Muslim World Book Review
Explains why political Islam, which has been part of Turkish politics since the 1970s, has now achieved governing power. Drawing on social movement theory, the book focuses on the dominant form of Islamist activism in Turkey by analyzing the increasing electoral strength of four successive Islamist political parties.See all Product description
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As with any analysis on Turkey should do, the book begins with the Young Turk - Islamist tensions during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Then, it goes on to explain how this tension translated into the the Turkish Republican period, secularization of the state and Anatolian Islamist movements 'going underground'. These underground Islamist movements have evolved in the last half century and went through a period of alliances and counter-alliances, which first manifested as the 'Milli Görü'' movement of Necmettin Erbakan, and then as the Welfare and Felicity parties.
As a lecturer of Turkish studies at Princeton University, I ask my students to buy this book, as all of its chapters offer new information and insight.
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