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Beyond Sacred and SecularPolitics of Religion in Israel and Turkey$
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Sultan Tepe

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758642

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758642.001.0001

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Politics of Religion

Politics of Religion

Competing and Coalescing Conceptualizations

(p.33) Chapter One Politics of Religion
Beyond Sacred and Secular
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This chapter, which examines the competing and coalescing conceptualizations in politics and religion in Israel and Turkey, lays out the intellectual foundation for this study and the reasoning behind its conceptual language, and considers the arguments of several scholars, including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Peter Berger. It explores the three areas of interaction that affect religious politics, including the political position and capacity of religion, the rules of power sharing and political contestation, and the symbolic capital of religious ideologies.

Keywords:   politics, religion, Israel, Turkey, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Peter Berger, religious politics, power sharing, political contestation

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