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Democracy and Political Islam

Title: Democracy and Political Islam: Evaluating Erdogan's Politics on Turkish Society.
Name(s): Forero Orozco, Laura C., author
Department of Political Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was elected as Prime Minister in 2003 due to his appeal to both the religious and secular population in the country. His policies intended to honor the historical secular democracy in Turkey while integrating tolerance for Islamic practices in the political system. His initial policies also intended so strengthen Turkey's efforts to join the European Union (EU). Due to this he was seen as progressive, innovative, and western, yet a strong representative of the Muslim majority in the country. As the years developed, these moderate policies diminished and opposition groups suffered from crackdowns from Erdoğan's administration. His governing style became increasingly reliant on religious rhetoric and some of his policies came to reflect his shift towards religious and authoritarian politics. This new pattern in Erdoğan's government has caused the approval of many who were previous supporters, such as moderates, to shift away from supporting him, but it has consolidated support from groups that were previously fervent opponents, such as strong Islamic traditionalists. This paper will evaluate the changing trends in support for Erdogan among specific demographic groups in the general election years preceding the 2014 presidential election.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0462 (IID)
Keywords: Turkey, Erdogan, Turkish Politics, Political Islam, Democracy in Muslim Countries, AKP
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Political Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Subject(s): International relations
Mathematical models
Research -- Methodology
Area studies
International relations -- Study and teaching
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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