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Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World / Edition 2
     

Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World / Edition 2

by Fatima Mernissi, Mary Jo Lakeland, Fatema Mernissi
 

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ISBN-10: 0738207454

ISBN-13: 9780738207452

Pub. Date: 04/16/2002

Publisher: Basic Books

Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims—defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism—must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use

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Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims—defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism—must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for violent ends, to prove different views. Updated with a new introduction by the author written in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Islam and Democracy serves as a guide to the players moving the pieces on the rather grim Muslim chessboard. It shines new light on the people behind today's terrorist acts and raises provocative questions about the possibilities for democracy and human rights in the Islamic world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of the Middle East today, Islam and Democracy is as timely now as it was upon its initial, celebrated publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738207452
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/16/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
197
Sales rank:
893,270
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.59(d)

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