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Muslims, Money, and Democracy in Turkey

Reluctant Capitalists

Authors: Madi-Sisman, Özlem

  • Offers a nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Islam and CapitalismSheds light on an effort being made to reconcile Islam with capitalist ideology
  • Outlines the socio-economic barriers to achieving democracy in Turkey
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This book contextualizes the rise of a neo-Islamic Turkish bourgeoisie class with a particular reference to the relationship between Islam and Capitalism, and makes the argument for their ultimate compatibility . Additionally, the claim is made that the formation of this new socio-economic class has been detrimental to Turkey's efforts to consolidate its democracy.  In order to analyze these processes, an Islamic-oriented young business group, Economic Entrepreneurship and Business Ethic Association (IGIAD), was taken as a case study. Drawing on fieldwork in examining IGIAD’S mission, vision, and activities, the book argues that such associations were born as a response to increasing tension between capitalism and Islam, with the aim of creating a ‘moral’ economy within global capitalism. 

About the authors

Dr.  Madi-Sisman is an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, US. She previously served as an Adjunct Prof. of International Relations at Bahcesehir University, Turkey. Her research and publications are informed by her deep interest in Islam, Capitalism, Islamic Bourgeois, gender and Turkish and Middle Eastern politics. 

Reviews

“This book is a valuable analysis of the Islamist bourgeoisie in Turkey with particular focus on a young business group that split from the larger MUSIAD. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through faculty.” (B. A. Yesilada, Choice, Vol. 55 (10), June, 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Madi-Sisman, Özlem

    Pages 1-20

  • (In)compatibility of Islam and Capitalism: A Historical Perspective

    Madi-Sisman, Özlem

    Pages 21-32

  • Emergence of Neo-Islamic Economic Capital in Turkey

    Madi-Sisman, Özlem

    Pages 33-60

  • Emergence of Neo-Islamic Political Capital in Turkey

    Madi-Sisman, Özlem

    Pages 61-97

  • Emergence of Neo-Islamic Cultural Capital in Turkey

    Madi-Sisman, Özlem

    Pages 99-113

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60018-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60161-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslims, Money, and Democracy in Turkey
Book Subtitle
Reluctant Capitalists
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60018-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60018-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60161-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 184
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