Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn

Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn

by Asef Bayat
     
 

This book looks anew at the vexing question of whether Islam is compatible with democracy, examining histories of Islamic politics and social movements in the Middle East since the 1970s.See more details below

Overview

This book looks anew at the vexing question of whether Islam is compatible with democracy, examining histories of Islamic politics and social movements in the Middle East since the 1970s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804755955
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/16/2007
Series:
Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Abbreviations     ix
Chronology     xi
Preface     xviii
Islam and Democracy: The Perverse Charm of an Irrelevant Question     1
Revolution without Movement, Movement without Revolution: Islamist Activism in Iran and Egypt, 1960s-1980s     16
The Making of a Post-Islamist Movement: Social Movements and Sociopolitical Change in Iran, 1979-1997     49
Post-Islamism in Power: Dilemmas of the Reform Project, 1997-2004     106
Egypt's "Passive Revolution": The State and the Fragmentation of Islamism, 1992-2005     136
The Politics of Presence: Imagining a Post-Islamist Democracy     187
Reference Matter: Persian and Arabic Journals Cited     209
Notes     211
Bibliography     255
Index     275

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