Islamism, democracy, and liberalism in Turkey [electronic resource] : the case of the AKP / William Hale and Ergun Özbudun.
- Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
- Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 11.
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 11
1 online resource (237 p.)
- AK Parti (Turkey)
Islam and politics -- Turkey.
Liberalism -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1980-
- Electronic books.
- The Justice and Development Party (AKP) were elected to power in 2002 and since then Turkish politics has undergone considerable change. This book is a comprehensive analysis of the AKP, in terms not just of its ideological agenda, but also of its social basis and performance in office in the main theatres of public policy - political reform, and cultural, economic and foreign policies. Based on an extensive analysis of official and party documents, interviews, academic sources and media coverage, the book outlines the main features of the current global debate on the relation
- Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Introduction: Islam, democracy and the Turkish experience; Part I The AKP's history, ideology, social bases and organisation; 1 The history of Islamist parties in Turkey: from the National Order Party to the Justice and Development Party (AKP); 2 The AKP's ideology: Conservative democracy; 3 The AKP's social bases: A new centre-right coalition?; 4 Party organisation; Part II The AKP in government; 5 Democratising reforms and constitutional issues; 6 Cultural policies: Creeping Islamisation or politics of avoidance?
7 The AKP government and the military8 The AKP and the Turkish economy; 9 Foreign policy and the AKP; Conclusions, assessments and expectations; Notes; Sources; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Özbudun, Ergun.
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