The functionalist approach on sociological analysis of religious-social movements

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: AVNİ LALA

Supervisor: Vejdi Bilgin


The functionalism approach's critical is studied in this thesis. Generally we studied social movements and new religions formation and developments, and in particulary afterwards the collapse of communist regime in Albania we studied how functionalism approach can explain the development of Salafi movement which emerged in the last years. Is the functionalism approach's effective and insufficient in sociological analysis or not Despite of implement different typology to the new religion movements which emerged after the Second World War, the views and world opinions of many religious currents have been missing out on reflection and comprehension them. When the Western world became rapidly secularized the church's authority was losing. In the context of spread new religious movements in the West we studied the Salafi Movement in Albania which has become emergence after 199l years and until 1997 years succeeded a positive progress, and after 1997 years fell in hesitation. But for all that Salafi movement can strongly carry on its living in present time. The shortage development of Salafi Movement in Albania following in conflict to many government agencies, traditional and nacional religious, and medias exclusion and discrimination. But after all we intended to study in this thesis why the Salafi Movement has successed in many adherent today?