Islam and Democracy

Islam and Democracy

What Is the Real Question?

eBook - 2007
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Is Islam compatible with democracy? The text examines one of the most frequently-asked and yet misguided questions. Democratic ethos should not and cannot be deduced from some essence of religions supposedly inscribed in the scriptures. Rather, they are the outcome of political struggles that push Islam toward democratic or authoritarian directions. Asef Bayat offers a new approach to examine Islam and democracy arguing how the social struggles of diverse Muslim populations, those with different interests and orientation, render Islam to embrace democratic ideas or authoritarian disposition. "Islamism" and "post-Islamism" are discussed as representing two contrasting movements which have taken Islam into different, authoritarian and inclusive, political directions.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press ; ISIM, c2007.
ISBN: 9789053569832
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (21 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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