Islamic Democratic Discourse: Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives

Islamic Democratic Discourse: Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives

by M. A. Muqtedar Khan
     
 

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This wide-ranging set of essays explores the multi-faceted relationship between Islam and democracy. Each essayist's unique viewpoint on contemporary Islam provides insight into Islamic political thought and its connection to Western democracy.See more details below

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This wide-ranging set of essays explores the multi-faceted relationship between Islam and democracy. Each essayist's unique viewpoint on contemporary Islam provides insight into Islamic political thought and its connection to Western democracy.

Editorial Reviews

Radwan Masmoudi
This is a powerful and informative book that addresses difficult issues related to Islam and Democracy. The authors write in concise and simple language, accessible to all, on a subject that can challenge Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. The outcome is probably the best combination of essays that exists to date. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning about the challenges of democratization in the Muslim world today.
Noah Feldman
These thoughtful essays, from a variety of methodological standpoints, deepen the emerging conversation about Islam, democracy, and liberalism. The historian, the political scientist, and the student of the Middle East can each find here material of interest. A valuable contribution to the most pressing topic of the day.
January 2009 Political Studies Review
This volume distinguishes itself from the recent deluge of books on Islam in the public sphere....provocative.
John Voll
This excellent volume defines the agenda for future thinking about Islam and democracy. It is essential for those who want to go beyond media platitudes and engage with the Islamic intellectual traditions and sources of pluralism, democracy and good governance. Muqtedar Khan has done an excellent job of brining together a broad spectrum of views, with cutting edge scholars presenting the major arguments in current debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739156629
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/11/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
File size:
1 MB

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