Islamic Roots and Resurgence in Turkey: Understanding and Explaining the Muslim Resurgence

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During a time when global interest in radicalism has intensified, this book provides an illuminating and comprehensive account for the resurgence of radical Islam in Turkey. Putting aside popular perceptions, empirical research and analysis reveal that the appeal of Islam crosses all social and economic groups, including those that are successful and well educated. Awareness of the significance of ideology, socialization agents, motivation and relevant historical and contemporary contexts bring us to a broader understanding of how some Muslims become what the author terms praxistioners, those that pursue radical goals using salvation as the ultimate motivation. Investigating ideological beliefs and motivations, Vertigans argues, is the only means of understanding the wide ranging nature of the Islamic resurgence.

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