Muslims, Money, and Democracy in Turkey: Reluctant Capitalists

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This book contextualizes the rise of a neo-Islamic Turkish bourgeoisie class with a particular reference to the relationship between Islam and Capitalism, and makes the argument for their ultimate compatibility . Additionally, the claim is made that the formation of this new socio-economic class has been detrimental to Turkey's efforts to consolidate its democracy. In order to analyze these processes, an Islamic-oriented young business group, Economic Entrepreneurship and Business Ethic Association (IGIAD), was taken as a case study. Drawing on fieldwork in examining IGIAD’S mission, vision, and activities, the book argues that such associations were born as a response to increasing tension between capitalism and Islam, with the aim of creating a ‘moral’ economy within global capitalism.

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About the author

Dr. Madi-Sisman is an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, US. She previously served as an Adjunct Prof. of International Relations at Bahcesehir University, Turkey. Her research and publications are informed by her deep interest in Islam, Capitalism, Islamic Bourgeois, gender and Turkish and Middle Eastern politics.
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Springer
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Published on
Jul 6, 2017
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9781137600189
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / History & Theory
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Religion / Islam / General
Religion / Philosophy
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology of Religion
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