In both cases, individuals are in a way playing against a superior being that always seems to win.
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In this volume, some of the cognitive mechanisms and cultural selective forces behind this are examined by specialists in different fields of science. The first contributions analyze theoretical and methodological issues; in later chapters, developments in the European history are explored from the perspectives of sociology and economic theory.
Religion, Economy, and Cooperation. Perspectives from Social Neuroscience.
Rational Choice Theory and Bounded Rationality. Durkheim and Psychology.
Religion and the Emergence of the Rule of Law. Max Weber Revisited.
- Information Systems and Global Diversity;
- International cooperation!
- Key values in perspective;
- International cooperation.
These politics of identity were also reflected in the evolving consumer culture. Objects and practices associated with an Islamic identity have come to be dislodged from their religious moorings and become available via the marketplace and media, also to those who would not primarily identify themselves as religious, but who are interested in demonstrating that they are Muslim White, In that sense, Muslimhood has been open to secular as well as non-secular parts of society.
Growing sensitization for the situation of Muslims abroad and particularly for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its perception through culturalist eyes has been one of the results of the increasing importance of a revived Islamic identity. While the feeling of belonging to an imagined Islamic cultural identity provided outward differentiation, the question which role religion should play in in the public sphere has been domestically highly disputed. Secularists and Islamists have battled over the role religion should play in public life.
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In the context of high political polarisation, the results can be interpreted as an indication for strong political alignments along political parties, rather the entrenchment of conservatism and religiosity. Turkish society has been deeply divided along identity questions.
Whereas for many years center-periphery tensions, representing the dichotomy between secular culture and Islamic tradition, dominated Turkish politics, these patterns are not suffice to explain the dynamics of a more diverse and more pluralist post-industrial, mainly urban society. Not only the Islamist movement, but also other ethnic and confessional identities such as Kurds, Alevis and Roma have increasingly challenged the corset of a unitarian understanding of Turkish nationalism.
- The Corpse Washer (The Margellos World Republic of Letters).
- Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader (Anthropology, Culture and Society).
- Content Metrics.
- Roberto Clemente: A Life of Generosity (Pull Ahead Books).
- I Thought It Was You: Grimms Circle, Book 2.5.
- Desktop Outsourcing: Positive Results Reported, but Analyses Could Be Strengthened.
- Ecumenical Considerations?
- Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development.
- Meanings and Metaphors: Activities to Practise Figurative Language (Cambridge Copy Collection).
- The Role of International Cooperation for the Successful Democratization of Nigeria;
- Services on Demand;
The Gezi-protest movement which unfolded in June revealed that, under the surface of constant economic growth, there had also grown discontent among representatives of the urban middle class. Although, the protest movement that emerged was all but homogeneous, there are some lessons to be taken from these developments.
The mass rallies unearthed that Turkish politics cannot be simply seen through the lenses of polarisation between secularists and Islamists. The protests carried by young people, principally with a university background, also displayed, that the young generation often blamed to be apolitical, was actually highly politicised.
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At the same time, however, their slogans and demands were less ideological, rather libertarian. Secular in spirit, their messages were not directed against conservatism or Islam, but against authoritarianism and paternalism. These results can be interpreted in a way that despite dissatisfaction with the current situation, there is still a clear majority of people who tend to believe that political parties are the most efficient way to solving problems in the country Chart The Poll also highlights the doubts of Turkish citizens about the relevance of political and economic changes in European countries.
In this regard, Turkey is bottom placed among all countries taking part in the Poll.
Religion, longevity, and cooperation: The case of the craft guild
The fact that the number of those who are somewhat interested is relatively high can be interpreted in the way that there is an increased interest in the developments in Europe, but that only a few — those who are very interested — think that these developments have relevance for Turkey and their own lives. Due to high political polarisation in the country, Turkish media has a particularly strong domestic focus.
Foreign policy issues are all too often presented as projections of inner-Turkish dynamics and tensions. This is particularly true for developments in the Middle East.