Many countries in the predominantly Muslim world are in a time of transition and of opening to democratic development of which the so-called "Arab Spring” has seen only the most recent and dramatic developments. Particularly against that background, there has been a developing interest in "the Turkish model” of transition from authoritarianism to democracy.
The Muslim World and Politics in Transition includes chapters written by international scholars with expertise in relation to the contexts that it addresses. It discusses how the Gülen movement has positioned itself and has sought to contribute within societies – including the movement's home country of Turkey – in which Muslims are in the majority and Islam forms a major part of the cultural, religious and historical inheritance.
The movement and initiatives inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen began in Turkey, but can now be found throughout the world, including in both Europe and in the 'Muslim world'. Bloomsbury has a companion volume edited by Paul Weller and Ihsan Yilmaz on European Muslims, Civility and Public Life: Perspectives on and From the Gulen Movement.
The scholars whose work appears in this book represent a variety of disciplines, faiths, and nations and offer a wide range of narratives, analyses, and critiques. This title moves beyond mere introduction, analyzing Hizmet and the manifestations of this interfaith movement.
A long tern, comprehensive account of Turkish society spotlights important events and fundamental differences that have contributed to the contemporary Islamic resurgence. Central Islamic tenets and their role within Muslim Empires, especially the Ottoman are established in this book, helping to understand the relevance of the past to present-day occurrences. The analysis is supplemented by empirical research into Turkish postgraduate students based in the United Kingdom. With the steadily increasing global concern about radicalism and religion, Islamic Roots and Resurgences in Turkey provides an informative account of how and why this has evolved.
- Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education, Health and Social Welfare
- Family and the Life Cycle
- Social Control
- Religion as a Social Institution and in a Global Perspective
This handbook will be of interest to social scientists including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and other researchers whose study brings them in contact with the study of religion and its impact on social institutions.
Exploring how religious roots are shaping organizations that seek to aid people across political and geographic boundaries - 'service movements' - this book focuses on how religious movements establish structures to assist people with basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, and health. Examining a multitude of faith traditions with origins in different parts of the world, seven contributing chapters, with an introduction and conclusions by the senior author, offer a unique discussion of the intersections between religious transnationalism and social movements.