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The Political History of Muslim Bengal An Unfinished Battle of
The Political History of Muslim Bengal :An Unfinished Battle of Faith

The Political History of Muslim Bengal is more than a mere book on political history; it vividly captures the tensions and...

Saturday, November 28, 2020

A Research Note on Islam Democracy and Secularism
A Research Note on Islam, Democracy, and Secularism

This essay examines the validity of the argument that the alleged theological lack of state-religion separation in Islam...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Secular Conscience Why Belief Belongs in Public Life
The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life

What happens if a liberal philosopher writes a book about religion and the public life? He will speak out and argue for a...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Secularism and State Policies towards Religion The United States France
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 one of the most hotly...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Muslim Modernities Expressions of the Civil Imagination
Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination

It is a truism of contemporary social thought that modernity is not singular in its trajectories, but multiple. One...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Veil Mirror of Identity
Veil: Mirror of Identity

Christian Joppke’s study is an ambitious project that tries to examine the different ways in which European countries...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Constitutional Court Its Limits to Shape Turkish Politics
Constitutional Court: Its Limits to Shape Turkish Politics

This paper argues that the Turkish Constitutional Court acts within a set of limitations which significantly affect its...

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Rise of Turkish Gaullism Getting Turkish-American Relations Right
The Rise of Turkish Gaullism: Getting Turkish-American Relations Right

Turkey is becoming more independent and self-confident. Yet, the current analysis on Turkey in most American circles...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections The Limits
The Nationalist Action Party in the 2011 Elections: The Limits of Oscillating Between State and Society

The MHP won 13 percent of the vote in the June 2011 elections, which guaranteed it 52 seats in parliament. Ever since the...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Why Turkey Needs a Post-Kemalist Order
Why Turkey Needs a Post-Kemalist Order

The process of making a new constitution has prompted a debate about the place of Kemalism in the supreme normative order...

Sunday, January 1, 2012


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