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Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey (Religion, by Ahmet Kuru,Alfred Stepan

By Ahmet Kuru,Alfred Stepan

While Turkey has grown as a global energy, selling a twin of a revolutionary and solid country, a number of coverage offerings have strained its courting with the East and the West. supplying social, old, and non secular context for Turkey's singular habit, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey learn concerns correct to Turkish debates and international issues, from the state's place on faith and variety to its involvement within the ecu Union.

Written through specialists in various disciplines, the chapters discover the Ottoman toleration of variety in the course of its classical interval; the erosion of ethno-religious variety in smooth, pre-democratic instances; Kemalism and its position in modernization and state construction; the altering political techniques of the army; and the influence of attainable ecu club on household reforms. additionally they behavior a cross-Continental comparability of "multiple secularisms" in addition to political events, contemplating the Justice and improvement occasion in Turkey with regards to Christian Democratic events in Europe. The members take on significant learn questions, akin to what's the legacy of the Ottoman Empire's ethno-religious plurality and the way can Turkey's assertive secularism be softened to permit larger area for non secular actors. They handle the military's "guardian" function in Turkey's secularism, the consequences of contemporary constitutional amendments for democratization, and the results and merits of Islamic activism's presence inside a democratic procedure. No different assortment confronts Turkey's modern evolution so vividly and punctiliously or deals such specialist research of its an important social and political systems.

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