Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement by Berna Turam

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By Berna Turam

in the course of the heart East, the conflict among Islamic forces and authoritarian states has undermined many democratization efforts. yet in Turkey, Islamic actors―from the Gülen move to the pro-Islamist Justice and improvement Party―have been capable of negotiate the phrases of secular liberal democracy. This booklet explores the socio-political stipulations and cultural venues within which Islamic pursuits stop to confront and begin to cooperate with secular states.
Though either the Gülen and JP have ambivalent attitudes towards person freedoms and numerous points of civil society, their carrying on with engagements with the country have inspired democracy in Turkey. As they contest problems with schooling and morality yet cooperate in ethnic and gender politics, they redraw the limits among public websites and personal lives. displaying possibilities for engagement among Islam and the country, from Turkey to Kazakhstan to the USA, Between Islam and the State illustrates a winning technique of negotiating among faith and politics.

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