Unexpected convergences: religious nationalism in Israel and Turkey

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This article compares Israel and Turkey to demonstrate how religious nationalism can be analyzed by a combination of historical institutionalism and conceptual history of religious ideas and doctrines. Both cases exemplify how the building of the nation-state was associated with the exportation of the western concept of religion. The resulting association between national territory, state and religion can explain the existing politicization of religion.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Issue number334
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018


  • nation-state
  • religion
  • historical institutionalism
  • secularization
  • conceptual history


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