The short upward thrust and precipitous fall of “Islamic liberalism”
Just a couple of brief years in the past, the “Turkish Model” was being hailed internationally. The New York Times gushed that top minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and improvement get together (AKP) had “effectively built-in Islam, democracy, and colourful economics,” making Turkey, in accordance with the overseas problem staff, “the envy of the Arab world.” And but, a newer CNN headline questioned if Erdogan had turn into a "dictator.”
In this incisive research, Cihan Tugal argues that the matter with this version of Islamic liberalism is far broader and deeper than Erdogan’s expanding authoritarianism. the issues are inherent within the very version of Islamic liberalism that shaped the foundation of the AKP's ascendancy and rule seeing that 2002—an meant marriage of neoliberalism and democracy. And this version may also in basic terms be understood as a reaction to neighborhood politics—especially as a reaction to the “Iranian Model”—a marriage of corporatism and Islamic revolution.
The Turkish version was once a failure in its domestic kingdom, and the dynamics of the Arab global made it a difficult commodity to export. Tugal’s masterful explication of the death of Islamic liberalism brings in Egypt and Tunisia, as soon as obvious because the probably fans of the Turkish version, and offers a path-breaking exam in their regimes and Islamist hobbies, in addition to paradigm-shifting money owed of Turkey and Iran.
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44These Brotherhood individuals additionally released a statement in aid of labour calls for, in addition to the moves and labour protests, which the Brotherhood’s counsel Bureau had referred to as factional. See ‘Shabab al-Ikhwan yu’assisun ittihadan li tawhid juhud thuwwar 25 Yunaayir’, almasryalyoum. com, 17 February 2011. 45‘Shabab al-Ikhwan yuhaddidun 17 Maris mawʿid li al-thawra ʿala Maktab al-Irshad’, al-Masry al-Youm, 27 February 2011. 46‘Fasl four min qiyadat al-Ikhwan bi al-Buhayrah ayyadu al-daʿwa li muqataʿa al-intikhabat’, al-Masry al-Youm, 25 February 2011. 47Wickham, The Muslim Brotherhood, a hundred and seventy. 48Fitna is a imperative evil that the Qur’an warns opposed to. it may be famous that during a variety of passages, fitna could have assorted meanings resembling temptation or entice, instead of political department or sedition. 49‘7 Harakat Tusharik al-Islamiyyin fi Jumʿa al-Istiqrar’, al-Masry al-Youm, 24 July 2011. 50See ‘Al-Islamiyyun yataʿahhadun bi ʿadam al-masas bi muʿtasami al-Tahrir’, al-Masry al-Youm, 27 June 2011. 51For a precis of army abuses after Mubarak, see Wael Iskender, ‘Year of the SCAF: A Time-Line of Mounting Repression’, eleven February 2012, english. ahram. org. 52‘Ghazlan: al-Ikhwan l. a. yumaniʿun fi manh al-ʿaskari husana takriman li muwaqafihi’, 31 December 2011, youm7. com. 53‘al-Hurriyya wa al-’adala ya’udd mashru’ dustur .. wa yuwakkid: Mutasikkun bi jadwal al-’askari’, almasryalyoum. com, five February 2012. 54‘Badi: Narfud thawra thaniya didda al-’askari .. wa mayzaniyya al-jaysh sa takhdu’ li riqaba al-barlaman’, almasryalyoum. com, 29 January 2012. 55‘Shabab al-Thawra al-Masriyya yazdadun ʿazla wa al-quwwa al-siyasiyya tajahalun dawrha’, al-Sharq al-Awsat, 24 January 2012. 56See ‘al-Hurriyya wa al-ʿadala yusaʿid al-jaysh fi fadd al-tajamhur ʿummal al-Mahalla al-mutalibun bi al-taswit’, almasryalyoum. com, three January 2012. 57‘Shabab al-Ikhwan: Tawajjahna ila al-parlaman li himayatihi min tajammuʿat musallaha. wa iltizamna al-sabr’, electronic. ahram. org. eg, accessed 2 February 2012; ‘Manshit al-Hurriyya wa al-ʿadala hawla ‘banditta’ yuthir mawja min al-sakhriyya wa al-hujum ʿala al-Ikwan’, gate. ahram. org. eg, 21 January 2012. 58The big apple occasions caught to this framing within the following years because the army regime of July 2013 (quite disingenuously) complex significant proceedings opposed to the overthrown President Morsi in keeping with the killings allegedly conducted by means of the Brotherhood in the course of those months. See, e. g. , ‘Egypt’s Ex-President Is Defiant at homicide Trial’, ny occasions, four November 2013. 59Neil Brenner, Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore, ‘Variegated Neoliberalization: Geographies, Modalities, Pathways’, international Networks 10:2 (2010): 211–16. 60For ongoing labour mobilization in 2011 and calls for that sincerely couldn't be met inside of a neoliberal order (living wages, everlasting contracts, therapy, go back to paintings of the lately fired, in addition to halting privatization in definite sectors), see ‘Al-i῾tisaamaat ta῾uud min jadiid ilaa rasiif Majlis al-Vuzaraa’, www. almasryalyoum. com, 25 July 2011; ‘Al-aalaaf yuwasiluun al-mudhaaharaat al-fi’awiyya ihtijaajan ῾ala al-rawaatib wa al-ta’miin al-sihhiii’, www.