Turkey is ninty-nine according to cent Muslim, its ruling get together, Justice and improvement occasion (JDP), comes from yet denies its Islamist pedigree and has a truly secular consider. notwithstanding, the deeply secular regime distrusts the JDP with reference to its 'true' colors. This book makes experience of those paradoxical perceptions that have characterised Turkey’s politics because the JDP has come to strength in 2002.
The key momentum for shaping the character and trajectories of the ruling get together of Turkey given that 2002, the JDP, has been the ‘identity’ query. The JDP’s dedication to rework Turkey’s politics used to be a part of its engagement to remake its personal identification. The JDP’s adoption of a conservative-democrat identification has rested on a brand new realizing of Westernization, secularism, democracy and the position and relevance of Islam in politics.
The book’s significant complex is to give an explanation for either the politics of swap the JDP initiated and sustained within the first 3 years in workplace and the politics of retreat it has made up of its reformist discourse when you consider that 2005. The e-book analyzes not only the catalysts for its reformist discourse of the 1st three years yet attempts to give an explanation for its reversal to an inward-looking conservative nationalist direction. via coming near near this topical debate from the conceptual stance instead of a party-centered technique, Ümit Cizre identifies that the swap the JDP has initiated inside Turkey’s political Islam and in Turkish politics is the made of an interactive procedure among many degrees, actors, forces and historic sessions. The forces and actors coated include:
- global forces of Islam
- the secular institution and its renowned extensions
- the earlier and current Islamic actors in political and non-political spheres
- the altering stability of forces within the area which body the european and the U.S. regulations towards the JDP.
Secular and Islamic Politics in Turkey is a worthwhile contribution to the examine of globalization and ‘change’ in modern political Islam, the connection among faith and politics, and secularism and political Islam. As such, it is going to be of curiosity to scholars and researchers alike within the zone of Islamic politics, democratization, ecu Union and political Islam, and globalization.