By Berna Turam

Throughout the center East, the conflict among Islamic forces and authoritarian states has undermined many democratization efforts. yet in Turkey, Islamic actors—from the Gülen circulation to the pro-Islamist Justice and improvement Party—have been capable of negotiate the phrases of secular liberal democracy. This e-book explores the socio-political stipulations and cultural venues within which Islamic activities stop to confront and begin to cooperate with secular states.

Though either the Gülen and JP have ambivalent attitudes towards person freedoms and diverse facets of civil society, their carrying on with engagements with the nation have inspired democracy in Turkey. As they contest problems with schooling and morality yet cooperate in ethnic and gender politics, they redraw the bounds among public websites and personal lives. displaying possibilities for engagement among Islam and the nation, from Turkey to Kazakhstan to the us, Between Islam and the State illustrates a profitable technique of negotiating among faith and politics.

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