Political Opposition In Turkey Reflections On Political Islam Paper

Political Opposition In Turkey Reflections On Political Islam Paper

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Political Opposition in Turkey: Reflections on Political Islam
Paper presented at the International Studies Association Convention
“Bridging Multiple Divides” San Fransisco-USA (March 26-29, 2008)
Hasret Dikici Bilgin
Abstract
Despite the common perception in the Turkish society on the
ineffectiveness of opposition, the scholarly work is very few on the
opposition movements. This paper aims to contribute by discussing
whether there is a real opposition movement at the state/system level
in Turkey, by focusing mainly on political Islam. The main argument of
the study is that although political Islam is currently the most
distinguished oppositional voice, it is also articulated to the state
tradition failing to move beyond the founding principles of the state
tradition.