A political-theological approach to the foundational ideology of the Republic


Thesis Type: Doctorate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: GÜLBEYAZ KARAKUŞ

Supervisor: ALİ YAŞAR SARIBAY

Abstract:

As a modern form of government, the nation-state manifests differences in terms of its bases of legitimacy and sovereignty from earlier state models. This difference, based on a political-theological foundation, has played an active role in the formation of a "secular sanctity" in the conversion/transformation of religion and religious elements. Indeed, established as a nation-state, The Turkish Republic came into being with change and transformation forming its concept of sovereignty and legitimacy. This study discusses issues within political-theological approaches such as legitimacy, sovereignty and nation-building in the founding ideology of the Turkish Republic.