Event Title

The Rise of Religious Parties in Turkey and India

Presenter Information

Hannah Donovan, Providence College

Location

Slavin Center

Start Date

24-4-2013 12:00 AM

End Date

24-4-2013 12:00 AM

Description

This project examines the rise of religious parties in secular democracies. In both Turkey and India, religious parties have enjoyed electoral successes (and failures). While religion is a significant issue to voters, it is oftentimes the persistence of economic problems that leads to the rise and fall of religious parties. The impact of coalition governments, change in political rhetoric, and relationship between government and religion in both countries are also analyzed and contrasted.

 
Apr 24th, 12:00 AM Apr 24th, 12:00 AM

The Rise of Religious Parties in Turkey and India

Slavin Center

This project examines the rise of religious parties in secular democracies. In both Turkey and India, religious parties have enjoyed electoral successes (and failures). While religion is a significant issue to voters, it is oftentimes the persistence of economic problems that leads to the rise and fall of religious parties. The impact of coalition governments, change in political rhetoric, and relationship between government and religion in both countries are also analyzed and contrasted.