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Municipal Politics & Islamist Parties

Melissa Marschall | Marwa Shalaby

Municipal Politics & Islamist Parties.

By Melissa Marschall, Marwa Shalaby and Saadet Konak Unal

The rise of Islamist politics over the past few decades has yielded distinctively diverse outcomes across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The authors of this research note analyze how the AKP and other Islamist parties in Turkey have fared in municipal governance and whether municipalities governed by Islamist mayors promote and Islamic political identity. Published by the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS):