How exactly does the Gülen Movement integrate the individual into the modern nation-state?
Compared to mobilization and struggle based on reactionary, political and antagonistic interests, the Gülen Movement has distinguished itself as an enduring form of service network. It interweaves closely with the daily life needs and identity of the wider community it serves. This has transformed a potential that was latent into visible collective action. The civil society networks of the Gülen Movement prove themselves mediators and enablers, rather than blockers or retarders, of the civilizing process. They help to find solutions to the problems of modernity at the level of individual autonomy. This allows the development and integration of the individual into the modern nation-state and helps wider society to adapt to the complex industrialized society that occurs in modernity.
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