RADICALIZATION OF ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA: THEORY, TRENDS AND PROSPECTS

Cilt:6, Sayı: 11, ss. 51-74, 2011 51

RADICALIZATION OF ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA: THEORY, TRENDS AND PROSPECTS

ORTA ASYA’DA İSLAMİRADİKALLEŞME: TEORİTRENDLER VE GÖRÜNÜM

Tolga TÜRKER

ABSTRACT

Proliferation of radical Islamist movements across Central Asia since the collapse of the Soviet Union is substantiated by the increasing support to

such groups as the Hizb ut- Tahrir, the Al Islamiyya and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the form of political, cultural and educational activities.

This paper aims at demonstrating how theoretical tools from social movement literature can contribute to the analysis of transformation of potential

followers into active supporters for these radical Islamic groups. It argues that use and application of socio-structural models to explain the rising support

for these groups is of limited utility since such models tend to ignore variation among these movements.

Rather this paper focuses on resource mobilization, political opportunity and framing perspectives in the study of social movements in order to advance our

understanding of the diverse ideological, organizational and resource management work required to facilitate the

mobilization of potential followers.

http://www.usak.org.tr/dosyalar/dergi/2GdFRripMrq2cEBhmH6bMouLSG374K.pdf

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