Islamo-liberal iterations in Turkey: The lifecycle of a political alliance
Light lunch provided
Ankara’s recent illiberal turn has led many to question the compatibility of Islamism and liberalism in Turkey. Yet, a closer reading of the country’s two-century journey across political modernity reveals a recurring Islamo-liberal alliance which, for better or for worse, has driven major outcomes from late Ottoman modernization and the 20th century transition to multi-party politics to Turkey’s EU oriented liberalization in the 2000s. The talk will examine when and why the alliance coalesces—and collapses—with what implications for democracy in Muslim-majority polities like Turkey.
Date: 25 October 2017, 12:30 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: St Antony's College - North Site
Venue Details: Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker: Nora Fisher Onar (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul)
Organising department: European Studies Centre
Organiser: Julie Adams (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
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Host: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Part of: South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams