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Title
Political Islam and the secular state in Turkey Political Islam and the secular state in Turkey :
Type
Text
Subject
AK Parti (Turkey)
Islam and politics--Turkey.
Islam and secularism--Turkey.
Turkiet.
Turkey
Islam and politics
Political science
Democracy
Partei für Gerechtigkeit und Entwicklung
Demokratie
Islam
Säkularismus
Islam och politik.
Sekularisering.
Sekularism.
Politik--historia.
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
Turkey
Classification
DDC: 956.104/1 full
LCC: JQ1809.A8 A43237 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 320.55/7 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2016387249
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"How safe is Turkey's liberal democracy? The rise to power in 2002 of the right-leaning Islamic Justice and Development Party ignited fears in the West that Turkey could no longer be relied upon to provide a buffer against the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. Once hailed by the West as a model of secularism and moderation in the Muslim world, Turkey is now seen to be under the influence of the 'creeping Islamisation' of the JDP (or AKP as it is known in Turkey). Yet to what extent has this affected the lives of Turkish citizens? Evangelia Axiarlis here explores the contribution of the JDP to civil liberties and basic freedoms, long suppressed by secular and statist Kemalist ideology, and how this has remained unexamined despite more than a decade in government. In this--the first detailed study of the policies and ideology of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's government--the author examines the extent to which the JDP has worked to improve civil life in Turkey and critically addresses whether a government built on Islamic principles can champion political reform. Exploring how Islam and democracy are neither monoliths nor mutually exclusive, this is a timely contribution to the wider understanding of political Islam."--Publisher's website.
Table Of Contents
Introduction
A general critique of Turkish secularism
The challenge of Kemalism
The AKP's conservative democracy
The AKP's European Union membership bid
The AKP and the Turkish military
A slowdown of reforms
Conclusion.
Authorized Access Point
Axiarlis, Evangelia, Political Islam and the secular state in Turkey