Book Review: The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism

Büyükokutan, Barış
Cihan Tuğal’s The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism (2016) seeks to explain the limits of market-friendly conservative Islam as a political template for the Middle East.


Note on the relations between Italy, Islam and the Ottoman Empire (15th-18th centuries)
Soykut, Mustafa (2011-12-01)
The present article attempts to shed light on the relations between Islam, Italy and the ottoman Empire. Seen from the perspective of the hitherto lesser known archival sources on political history, it focuses on the writings of Marcello Marchesi, the imperial councilor to Rudolf II and Angelo Petricca da Sonnino, the apostolic vicar Istanbul during the Thirty Years War. In order to give the reader a contrasting perspective, this article also focuses on the self-perception and on the general world view of t...
Greater Central Asia and the evolution of Central Asian islamic militancy: an analysis of regional approaches in Central Asian security
Kayhan, Hüseyin Umut; Bölükbaşıoğlu, Süha; Department of Eurasian Studies (2017)
The biggest foundational crisis Central Asia is facing today is stemming from the question of how the political system can accommodate the rise of political Islam. This thesis explores both violent and non-violent streams of political Islam in Central Asia and highlights the metanarrative expressions of Islamism in the region, therefore tries to show the false binary opposition that permeates Central Asian politics, between secular authoritarianism and Islamist groups with civilizational aspirations. Althou...
Changing discourse on women and islam in Turkey in ethnographic studies
Onur, Petek; Saktanber, Ayşe Nur; Department of Sociology (2016)
This thesis provides an analysis of the change of ethnographic discourse on women and Islam in Turkey. Based on the theoretical framework of feminist postcolonial theory it analyses the ethnographic studies as texts and focuses on the concepts of subjectivity, subalternnes, otherness, and agency in Muslim women's discursive representations and binarism, Eurocentricism, essentialism in the way discourse is produced. It adopts Michel Foucault’s theorization of discourse, knowledge and power as a methodology t...
Capitalist development in Turkey and the rise of islamic capital
Kabacıoğlu, Hilal; Şeker, Nesim; Department of Middle East Studies (2016)
Islamic capital not only has a central place in the economic, political and cultural agenda of Turkey but also have implications for the rest of the Middle East region as a role model contemporarily. The conservative entrepreneurs, who are the contemporary representatives of the Islamic capital, are forming a rising strata within the society and effecting the organization of social and political space and also the economic and moral-cultural configurations of the country. In this context, as the strongest I...
Uneasy coexistence: "Islamism vs. republicanism" debate in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Arıkan, Pınar; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2006)
The objective of this thesis is to analyze the Islamist and republican features of the political regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It aims to identify the relationship between Islamism and republicanism in terms of institutional and practical means throughout the period since the establishment of the Islamic Republic. It seeks an answer to the question of how the Islamist and republican orientations that built up the political regime and the system of governance in the Islamic Republic of Iran have af...
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B. Büyükokutan, “Book Review: The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 257–260, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: