The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey

The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey

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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.Thus, opportunities or openings in a POS are not directly created or shaped by movements, but they are exploited by movement ... diagram 1.2. The Dynamics of Consolidation (1991a€“1997) diagram 1.3. The Dynamics of Divergence andanbsp;...

Title:The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey
Author: Banu Eligür
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-04-12

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