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Nikola Gjorshoski
 
 
 
Nikola Gjorshoski in 2011 has obtained master degree in Political sciences and international relations and currently is a PhD candidate also in the political sciences, module Political System. Currently he works at the Faculty of Law, University “St. Clement of Ohrid” - Bitola, like a young assistant and researcher in the following subjects: Political System, Constitutional Law, Introduction in Political Sciences, Local Self-Government. In this way he is author of several scientific articles and papers: “Definition and basic values of modern conservatism” (Bitola 2014), “Sources and values of political Islam” (Skopje 2015), “Ethical access in politic” (Skopje 2014), “The need of reform on system of UN”(Skopje 2013) etc. He is member of European Network on Access to Social Rights for Young People from 2013, as well as Local Youth Council on Municipality of Ohrid from 2014.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 3, No. 1 | May 2017
 
 
 
SECULARIST AND ISLAMIST CONSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL CONCEPCTIONS IN THE MODERN MUSLIM WORLD: THE CASES OF KEMALIST TURKEY AND KHOMEINI'S IRAN
Nikola Gjorshoski
 
 
 
 
Abstract
 
Modern constitutional and political concepts, in a broad sense, represent an expressed codification of the elements of value that structure the relevant society or the particular group that tries to project or channel them through the existing order. The secularism vs. Islamism dichotomy is a part of such a conceptual framework. The author elaborates and compares both ultimate constitutional and political designs, specifying them through the example of Turkey and Iran, as well as to shows the basic characteristics through the prism of their political legitimacy, the organization of power, the human rights and freedoms, as well as the possibility of political activism. The thesis that the author notes develops in the direction of a warning that the extremes contained in the constitutional provisions in the vividly ideologically divided societies can be a source of a conflict and/or can generate instability or suffocation of the pluralism in the political arena.
 
 
Keywords
 
Secularism; Islamism; Velajet-i-Faqih; Kemalism; Atli ok; Constitutional-political design
 
 
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