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Islam, laïcité et la question d’autorité de l’Empire ottoman à la Turquie kémaliste

Hamit Bozarslan
p. 99-113

Abstracts

This article analysis the relations between religion and laicism, which are presented as two complementary repertoires of the authority, and therefore, the political power, in Turkey. In the framework of a long-term historical perspective, it suggests that, on the one hand, Islam is presented as a decisive element of the national identity and as one of the warrants of the national unity; on the other hand, laicism, which summarises countries long-going westernization “problématique” becomes a constant source of division. The tension between these two terms gives birth to a potentially more violent contradiction: while the nation cannot exist without its intrinsic relation with the religion, the religious establishment is considered as the nations real or would-be enemy.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Hamit Bozarslan, « Islam, laïcité et la question d’autorité de l’Empire ottoman à la Turquie kémaliste », Archives de sciences sociales des religions, 125 | 2004, 99-113.

Electronic reference

Hamit Bozarslan, « Islam, laïcité et la question d’autorité de l’Empire ottoman à la Turquie kémaliste », Archives de sciences sociales des religions [Online], 125 | janvier - mars 2004, Online since 22 February 2007, connection on 20 November 2017. URL : http://assr.revues.org/1036 ; DOI : 10.4000/assr.1036

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Hamit Bozarslan

Institut d’études de l’islam et des sociétés du monde musulman-EHESS

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