Civil Society, Democracy and the Muslim World

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  • ISBN-13: 9780700710539
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/25/1997
  • Pages: 143
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Explaining Democratization: Notes on the Concept of Civil Society 1
Civil Society and Islam 9
Is Islam Secularizable? 17
The Cultural Underpinning of Civil Society in Islamic Civilization: Islam and Democracy - Bridges Between the Civilizations 23
From Taliban to Erbakan: The Case of Islam, Civil Society and Democracy 33
Beyond Civil Society: Democratic Experiences and Their Relevance to the "Middle East" 45
Prospects for Civil Society in the Middle East: An Analysis of Cultural Impediments 55
National Identity and State Legitimacy: Contradictions of Turkey's Democratic Experience 63
Civil Society and Its Enemies: Reflections on a Debate in the Light of Recent Developments within the Islamic Student Movement in Turkey 73
Civil Society and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey 85
The European Union as a Democracy-promoter 93
Labour, Civil Society and Democratization in North Africa 101
Civil Society and Divisive Politicisation: Experiences from Popular Efforts at Democratisation in Indonesia 119
List of Organizers and Participants 141
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