Book Review: Creating the Desired Citizen: Ideology, State and Islam in Turkey

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Abstract

Ihsan Yilmaz 1 addresses a highly topical, timely and significant analysis of the modern Turkish state in his book Creating the Desired Citizen. The book examines the ideological, social and political constructs of what Yilmaz calls the “desired citizen.” He juxtaposes the desired citizen with tolerated and undesired citizens in a far-reaching assessment of Turkey’s ruling parties, nation-building exercises, authoritarian politics and social engineering programs designed to render, control and homogenise its citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Islamic Studies
Volume6
Issue number3
Early online date20 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2021

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