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Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy has preoccupied Arab political thinkers since the dawn of the modern Arab renaissance about two centuries ago. Since then, the concept of democracy has changed and developed under the influence of a variety of social and political developments.

Islamic Political Culture, Δημοκρατία, and Human Rights

Islamic Political Culture, Δημοκρατία, and Human Rights

It has been argued that Islam facilitates authoritarianism, contradicts the values of Western societies, and significantly affects important political outcomes in Muslim nations. v

Political Islam in the Middle East

Political Islam in the Middle East

This report provides an introduction to selected aspects of the phenomenon commonly referred to as “political Islam”. The report gives special emphasis to the Middle East, in particular the Levantine countries, and outlines two aspects of the Islamist movement that may be considered polar opposites: democracy and political violence.

Islamist Parties : why they can’t be democratic

Islamist Parties : why they can’t be democratic

Noting Islamism’s growing appeal and strength on the ground, many Western scholars and officials have been grasping for some way to take an inclusionary approach toward it. In keeping with this desire, it has become fashionable contemptuously to dismiss the idea of insisting on clear and rigorous distinctions as “academic.”

The Mismeasure of Political Islam

The Mismeasure of Political Islam

Perhaps no development of the last decade of the twentieth century has caused as much confusion in the West as the emergence of political Islam. Just what does it portend? Is it against modernity, or is it an effect of modernity? Is it against nationalism, or is it a form of nationalism? Is it a striving for freedom, or a revolt against freedom?

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

Annual Report on the State of Dialogue

POLICY AND PRACTICE NOTES

POLICY AND PRACTICE NOTES

Today, virtually every government wants to be seen as a democracy, but many resist allowing the basic human rights that would make democracy meaningful because that might jeopardize their grasp on power.

Claiming the Center: Political Islam in Transition

Claiming the Center: Political Islam in Transition

In the 1990s political Islam, what some callIslamic fundamentalism,” remains a major presence in government and in oppositional politics from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Political Islam in power and in politics has raised many issues and questions: “Is Islam antithetical to modernization?

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Political, Social and Economic Transformation of the Arab Republic of Egypt

ισλαμικό Κίνημα: Political Freedom & Δημοκρατία

ισλαμικό Κίνημα: Political Freedom & Δημοκρατία

It is the duty of the (Ισλαμικής) Movement in the coming phase tostand firm against totalitarian and dictatorial rule, political despotism and usurpation of people’s rights.

Resolving America’s Islamist Dilemma

Resolving America’s Islamist Dilemma

Lessons from South and Southeast Asia

Political Transitions in the Arab World

Political Transitions in the Arab World

The year 2007 marked the end of a brief interval of political liberalization in the Arab world which began shortly after the occupation of Iraq and which resulted primarily from external pressures on Arab regimes to reform and democratize.

Ισλάμ, Political Islam and America

Ισλάμ, Political Islam and America

although the factors accounting for the deterioration of America’s reputationin the Arab and Muslim world after Sept. 11 are numerous, the U.S. positionvis-à-vis political Islam remains an important factor in reinforcing the negativeview of America.

Democratization and Islamic Politics:

Democratization and Islamic Politics:

A Study on the Wasat Party in Egypt

ISLAMIC MODERNITIES: FETHULLAH GULEN and CONTEMPORARY ISLAM

ISLAMIC MODERNITIES: FETHULLAH GULEN and CONTEMPORARY ISLAM

THE FETHULLAH GULEN GROUP: WHERE DOES IT STAND IN RELATION TO THE NURJU MOVEMENT?

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

THE OTHER FACE OF THE ISLAMIST MOVEMENT

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