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Islam and democracy [electronic resource] /John L. Esposito, John O. Voll.

By: Esposito, John L.
Contributor(s): Voll, John Obert, 1936-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (232 p.).ISBN: 0585336369 (electronic bk.); 9780585336367 (electronic bk.); 9780195102963 (Cloth); 0195102967 (Cloth); 9780198026754 (electronic bk.); 0198026757 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Islam and state | Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Islamic countries -- Politics and government | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | Electronic books | Islam et �Etat | D�emocratie -- Aspect religieux -- Islam | Pays musulmans -- Politique et gouvernement | Democratie | Islam | POL�ITICA (ASPECTOS RELIGIOSOS) | ISLAMISMO (ASPECTOS POL�ITICOS) | DEMOCRACIA (ASPECTOS RELIGIOSOS) | Demokratie | Islam | Politisches System | Politics Role of IslamGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 320.917/671/09045 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- ONE: Islam and Democracy: Heritage and Global Context -- TWO: State and Opposition in Islamic History -- THREE: Iran: Revolutionary Islam in Power -- FOUR: Sudan: The Mahdi and the Military -- FIVE: Pakistan: The Many Faces of an Islamic Republic -- SIX: Malaysia: The Politics of Multiculturalism -- SEVEN: Algeria: Democracy Suppressed -- EIGHT: Egypt: Governmental, Populist, and Extremist Islam in Conflict -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Last Page.
Review: "Are Islam and democracy on a collision course? Do Islamic movements seek to "hijack democracy"? How have governments in the Muslim world responded to the many challenges of Islam and democracy today?" "A global religious resurgence and calls for greater political participation have been major forces in the post-Cold War period. Across the Muslim world, governments and Islamic movements grapple with issues of democratization and civil society. Islam and Democracy explores the Islamic sources (beliefs and institutions) relevant to the current debate over greater political participation and democratization." "Esposito and Voll use six case studies - Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sudan - to look at the diversity of Muslim experiences and experiments. At one end of the spectrum, Iran and Sudan represent two cases of militant, revolutionary Islam establishing political systems. In Pakistan and Malaysia, however, the new movements have been recognized and made part of the political process. Egypt and Algeria reveal the coexistence of both extremist and moderate Islamic activism and demonstrate the complex challenges confronting ruling elites. These case studies prove that despite commonalities, differing national contexts and identities give rise to a multiplicity of agendas and strategies."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index.

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Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- ONE: Islam and Democracy: Heritage and Global Context -- TWO: State and Opposition in Islamic History -- THREE: Iran: Revolutionary Islam in Power -- FOUR: Sudan: The Mahdi and the Military -- FIVE: Pakistan: The Many Faces of an Islamic Republic -- SIX: Malaysia: The Politics of Multiculturalism -- SEVEN: Algeria: Democracy Suppressed -- EIGHT: Egypt: Governmental, Populist, and Extremist Islam in Conflict -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Last Page.

"Are Islam and democracy on a collision course? Do Islamic movements seek to "hijack democracy"? How have governments in the Muslim world responded to the many challenges of Islam and democracy today?" "A global religious resurgence and calls for greater political participation have been major forces in the post-Cold War period. Across the Muslim world, governments and Islamic movements grapple with issues of democratization and civil society. Islam and Democracy explores the Islamic sources (beliefs and institutions) relevant to the current debate over greater political participation and democratization." "Esposito and Voll use six case studies - Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sudan - to look at the diversity of Muslim experiences and experiments. At one end of the spectrum, Iran and Sudan represent two cases of militant, revolutionary Islam establishing political systems. In Pakistan and Malaysia, however, the new movements have been recognized and made part of the political process. Egypt and Algeria reveal the coexistence of both extremist and moderate Islamic activism and demonstrate the complex challenges confronting ruling elites. These case studies prove that despite commonalities, differing national contexts and identities give rise to a multiplicity of agendas and strategies."--Jacket.

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Islam and democracy by Esposito, John L. ©1996

Oxford University Press, (New York :) 1 online resource (232 p.) 56

Islam and democracy by Esposito, John L. ©1996

Oxford University Press, (New York :) 1 online resource (232 p.) 56

Islam and democracy by Esposito, John L. ©1996

Oxford University Press, (New York :) 1 online resource (232 p.) 56

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