Islamic Political Identity in Turkey (Religion and Global Politics) by M. Hakan Yavuz
Oxford University Press, USA | September 2005 | ISBN: 0195188233 | PDF | 342 pages | 5.4 MB
In this penetrating work, M. Hakan Yavuz seeks to answer a number of questions that shapes Turkey's political climate today, and to provide a comprehensive analysis of Islamic political identity in the country. Yavuz argues that Islamic social movements can be important agents for promoting a democratic and pluralistic society, and that the Turkish example holds long term promise for the rest of the Muslim world. Based on extensive fieldwork and interviews, this work offers a sophisticated new understanding of the role of political Islam in one of the world's most strategically important countries.