Why is the institutionalization of the Gülen Movement significant?
The institutionalization of the services is a success and indicates that people in the Gülen Movement have gained new life for their activities via traditional not-for-profit foundations. This helps legitimize the services and institutions and represents an important method of linking society’s past and present culture. It is also an important indication of people’s need for unity between their culture and modernity. So looking at the institutionalization of societal dynamics in a complex society is a more appropriate measure than simply asking whether or not the Gülen Movement is politically effective.
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