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The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey

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The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey by Banu Eligur
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The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey explains why political Islam, which has been part of Turkish politics since the 1970s but on the rise only since the 1990s, 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: the Welfare Party; its successor, the Virtue Party; and the successors of the Virtue Party: the Felicity Party and the Justice and Development Party. This book, which is based on extensive primary and secondary sources as well as in-depth interviews, provides the most comprehensive analysis currently available of the Islamist political mobilization in Turkey.

Author Biography

Banu Eligur has written extensively on Turkish domestic and foreign policy and taught courses on Political Islam and Civil Society in the Middle East at Brandeis University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, she now lives in Turkey and conducts field research on Turkish nationalism.
Release date Australia
April 12th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
27 Tables, unspecified; 4 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
156x234x22
ISBN-13
9780521760218
Product ID
3844236

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