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Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey

Sultan Tepe


The global rise of political religion is one of the defining and most puzzling characteristics of current world politics. Since the early 1990s, religious parties have achieved stunning electoral victories around the world. This book investigates religious politics and its implications for contemporary democracy through a comparison of political parties in Israel and Turkey. While the politics of Judaism and Islam are typically seen as outgrowths of oppositionally different beliefs, the author's comparative inquiry shows how limiting this understanding of religious politics can be. Her cross-c ... More

Keywords: political religion, world politics, religious parties, electoral victories, religious politics, democracy, political parties, Israel, Turkey, Judaism

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758642
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758642.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sultan Tepe, author

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