By Jenny White
Turkey has leapt to overseas prominence as an monetary and political powerhouse lower than its elected Muslim govt, and is appeared on by means of many as a version for different Muslim international locations within the wake of the Arab Spring. during this ebook, Jenny White finds how Turkish nationwide id and the meanings of Islam and secularism have passed through radical adjustments in ultra-modern Turkey, and asks even if the Turkish version may be considered as a hit tale or a cautionary story. This provocative booklet lines how Muslim nationalists blur the road among the secular and the Islamic, helping globalization and political liberalism, but ultimate mired in authoritarianism, intolerance, and cultural norms antagonistic to minorities and women.
In a brand new afterword, White analyzes the newest political advancements, really the mass protests surrounding Gezi Park, their influence on Turkish political tradition, and what they suggest for the future.
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