Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey (Book Review)
March 20, 2008
The Middle East Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 162-163, Winter 2009
How can one account for the resurgence of religiously-inspired political movements and parties throughout the globe? Or more specifically, how can we explain the rising power of religious parties like Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (JDP) and Israel’s Shas Party in the Middle East? Who are the people running these parties, ex-clergy, ideologues or lay pragmatists? More importantly, who are the supporters of these parties: swing voters recruited through clientelist networks or zealot loyalists?...
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Keywords: Israel, Turkey, religious parties
Date posted: March 23, 2010