ISSN:2149-0821

POLITICAL ISLAM IN THE WORLD AND IN TURKEY


Whether Islamic movements and governments in the world can exist and live side by side with Western oriented liberal democracy these days is an ongoing problematic. This controversy can be only explained by focusing on the thought patterns and social relationships that made the Islamic groups as dominant power in their respective societies. Hence, in this essay, through its three parts-conceptualization of State in Islam, Islamic movements’ rise to dominance especially in the Middle East and their adventures in Turkey- those social relationships are questioned and evaluated. But the conclusions are not very optimistic for the near future of these lands.


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Political Islam, Turkey, M

Author : Levent Duman - - Özgür ÜŞENMEZ
Number of pages: 257-275
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16990/SOBIDER.246
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