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The Janus-Faced Relation of Religious Actors and Human Security: Islamic and Secular Values in Turkey

Murat Somer

in Religion and Human Security

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827732
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950553 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0003
The Janus-Faced Relation of Religious Actors and Human Security: Islamic and Secular Values in Turkey

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This chapter underlines the Janus-faced nature of religious nonstate actors' involvement in the provision and protection of human welfare, rights, and freedoms. In doing so, it draws on a critical examination of the case of Turkey, supported by a content analysis of four religious and two secular newspapers and interviews with Islamic nonstate actors. This exercise helps us to better understand both the multifaceted impact of religious and nonreligious actors on human security and the complex concept of human security itself.

Keywords: religious nonstate actors; human welfare; human rights; freedom; Turkey; human security

Chapter.  7547 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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