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This book looks at human rights and Islam through the perspective of reformists attempting to reconcile Western values with those of Muslim societies. It contains case studies from throughout the Islamic world.

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Islam and Human Rights in Practice

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Overview

This book looks at human rights and Islam through the perspective of reformists attempting to reconcile Western values with those of Muslim societies. It contains case studies from throughout the Islamic world.

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Associate Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh researches the politics of Central Asia and the Middle East, political Islam, and US relations with the Muslim world. He is Director of the Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies, Monash University.

Benjamin MacQueen is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Monash University. His research focuses on political transformation in the Middle East and conflict resolution theory and practice. His publications focus on Islamic political thought, conflict resolution, and the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Shahram Akbarzadeh & Benjamin MacQueen 2. The Reformulation of Islamic Thought on Gender Rights and Roles Ann Elizabeth Mayer 3. The Contribution of Secular-Oriented Strategies to the Quest for Women’s Human Rights in the Islamic Republic Rebecca Barlow 4. Islamic Reformism and Human Rights in Iraq: Gender Equality and Religious Freedom Benjamin MacQueen & Shahram Akbarzadeh 5. The Reluctant Partnership between the Muslim Brotherhood and Human Rights NGOs in Egypt Benjamin MacQueen 6. Human Rights in Afghanistan William Maley 7. Competing Domains of Control: Islam and Human Rights in Malaysia Shamsul Amri Bin Baharuddin 8. Muslims in Malaysia, Notions of Human Rights Reform, and their Contexts Patricia Martinez 9. Indonesian Islamist Perspectives on Human Rights Greg Fealy

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