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Insight Turkey > Issues | European Encounters with Turkish Islam - Winter 2010 / Volume 12, Number 1

European Encounters with Turkish Islam



Editor's Notes


Guest Editor's Note | Winter 2010
Migration and settlement of Turks and Muslims in Europe since the 1960s irrevocably changed the social, cultural, religious and demographic landscape of European societies by transforming them into ethnically more heterogeneous and diverse political communities.


Commentaries


Turkey and the “New Europe”: A Bridge Waiting to be Built
In recent years, the EU’s newest members – having identified a number of shared interests that...

A Forgotten Promise: Ending the Isolation of Turkish Cypriots
Despite repeated calls and promises, Turkish Cypriots live in economic, political and...

Turkish Domestic Politics in 2009: Towards Normalization
This article analyzes Turkey’s domestic political developments in 2009, by situating them against...

Turkish Foreign Policy in 2009: A Year of Pro-activity
Since the early 2000s, Turkish foreign policy has experienced a fundamental transformation....


Articles


AK Party’s Foreign Policy: Is Turkey Turning Away from the West?
This article agrees that there is a transformation in Turkish foreign policy. It suggests that...

What is Driving the European Debate about Turkey?
This article explores the cultural politics of European opposition to Turkish accession to the...

Turks in Denmark: Patterns of Incorporation and Collective Organizing Processes
It has become a conventional approach to look at the impact of the political institutions to...

Role of Turkish Islamic Organizations in Belgium: The Strategies of Diyanet and Milli Görüş
Immigration of Turkish guest-workers to Western European countries in the 1960s and 1970s laid...

Ethnicity within Ethnicity’ among the Turkish-Speaking Immigrants in London
This article aims to explore multi-faceted interactions among three segments of the...

Identity and Integration among Turkish Sunni Muslims in Britain
This article attempts to analyze various aspects of ethnic and religious identity configurations...

Force of Islam: Muslim Temporal Spacing in the German Diaspora
This text discusses the case of Talip, son of Turkish immigrants to Germany and a recent convert...

The Turkish Minority in German Politics: Trends, Diversification of Representation, and Policy Implications
This article looks at the impact of Turkish voters in German politics since the 1980s with a...

Individualization and Institutionalization of Islam in Europe in the Age of Securitization
This article discusses a new social and political phenomenon in Europe, which has become evident...


Book Reviews


Hezbollah: A Short History
The purpose of Augustus Richard Norton’s book— authored by the co-editor of the “Princeton...

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Politics of Democratization in Europe
This edited volume brings together 23 articles by various authors who examine different aspects...

Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn
In this book, Asef Bayat explores Islam and democracy especially with regard to what he calls the...

Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic
Adib-Moghaddam’s engaging analysis of the Iranian politics is an effective antidote against the...

The Ghazi Sultans and the Frontiers of Islam
The title of this new volume is perhaps misleading suggesting as it does a discussion of imperial...

The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia, Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thoughts
Based on extensive literature and fieldwork research in international relations, intellectual...

Labour Migration from Turkey to Western Europe, 1960-1974, A Multidisciplinary Analysis
Labour Migration from Turkey to Western Europe is a detailed multidisciplinary study of the labor...

Secularism and State Policies towards Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey
The relationship between the state and religion, or the question of secularism, has always been...

Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism
While Islamic fundamentalism or “radical Islam” has attracted a great deal of public attention,...

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel
This work’s title Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel might give some...

The Museum of Innocence
One of the most distinctive things about Orhan Pamuk’s writing is the playful way he tantalizes...

Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People’s Party, Secularism and Nationalism
The title of this book is a misnomer: the title should have been “The Republican People Party and...

Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World
One spring day towards the end of the cold war, a time of surprises, my teleprinter shuddered...


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