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Insight Turkey > Issues | Rise or Fall of Islamism in Turkey? - Fall 2012 / Volume 14, Number 4

Rise or Fall of Islamism in Turkey?



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Fall 2012
The Syrian crisis is deepening. Pro-Assad forces have so far killed more than 30,000 Syrians; hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries. The refugees settled in Turkey have exceeded 100,000, the threshold figure that Tur- key had already declared as its limit that it can provide services to.


Commentaries


Plural Islamism in Plural Modernities
This article examines the trajectory of Islamism as a modern phenomenon. It demonstrates that,...

The Pessoptimist’s Arab Revolution: A Mismatch Between Social Evolution and Political Revolution
The article argues that of the three structural problems of the Arab world, as enumerated in the...

The “Arab Spring” and the New Geo-Strategic Environment in the Middle East
Contrary to the evaluation of several political leaders and analysts, the new Islamic governments...

Was Huntington Right? Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations
This essay is an attempt to revisit Samuel Huntington’s controversial thesis about a clash of...


Articles


The EU’s Security Policy Towards Africa: Causes, Rationales and Dynamics
This article explores the causes and dynamics impacting the development of the EU`s security...

Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict: Pathways to Progress
This paper discusses the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, within the context of conflict resolution...

Turkish-Iranian Relations: From “Friends with Benefits” to “It’s Complicated”
A few years after Turkey and Iran appeared to be growing closer, the pendulum has swung back and...

Turkish-Saudi Arabian Relations During the Arab Uprisings: Towards a Strategic Partnership?
This article analyzes the development of Turkish-Saudi Arabian relations from the beginning of...

Imperial Legacies and Neo-Ottomanism
This article examines whether the presence of imperial legacies in Central and South-eastern...

The Birth and Death of Islamism
What happens when an ideological movement whose raison d’être is to challenge the existing...

On Islamism: Its Roots, Development and Future
This article examines Islamism in its historical trajectory as well as its current standing and...

An Alternative to the “Turkish Model” for the Emerging Arab Democracies
The political and economic success of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has generated...


Book Reviews


US Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes
Socrates’ pupil Chaerephon once asked an oracle “who is the wisest of all men?” The oracle...

Global Perspectives on Global History: Theories and Approaches in a Connected World
What is global history? How does one study it? These are the main questions Dominic Sachsenmaier...

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations
One may argue three law-like generalizations in political science: “no bourgeois, no democracy,”...

The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan
One of Toor’s central theses is that within and outside the context of Pakistan’s history and...

The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship: Land, Religion and State
One might be forgiven for presuming that a new book called The Contradictions of Israeli...

The Shift: Israel-Palestine from Border Struggle to Ethnic Conflict
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains one of the most intractable, globally sensitive and...

Turkmenistan: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development
There are few regions more unknown and caricatured than Central Asia, and within it perhaps no...

The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising
The Arab world has been making a new history since January 2011 when the uprisings against...

Hoca: Türk Dış Politikasında Davutoğlu Etkisi
In recent years, not only have the changes in Turkish foreign policy been discussed but also the...

Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography
This work by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu somewhat represents a departure from previous work on the subject...

Gender and Society in Turkey: The Impacts of Neoliberal Policies, Political Islam and EU Accession
Women have been both the subjects and objects of Turkish modernization for a long time. They have...

Converging Europe: The Transformation of Social Policy in the Enlarged European Union and in Turkey
Is Europe converging in terms of policy development? How has the global financial crisis affected...