Modernization, Democracy, and Islam / Edition 1

Modernization, Democracy, and Islam / Edition 1

by Shireen T. Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 027598530X

ISBN-13: 9780275985301

Pub. Date: 01/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion - Islam - but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of military among others. Recognizing these themes allows the consideration of possible remedies for change in the Muslim world.…  See more details below

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The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion - Islam - but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of military among others. Recognizing these themes allows the consideration of possible remedies for change in the Muslim world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275985301
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Introduction1
2Culture and development21
3Responses to modernization : Muslim experience in a comparative perspective35
4Development and democracy : the Muslim world in a comparative perspective52
5Islam and modernity : are they compatible?65
6Islam and democracy : is modernization a barrier?82
7Is gender inequality in Muslim societies a barrier to modernization and democratization?98
8The role of the military117
9Lessons from Latin America for the Muslim world133
10The political geography of the Arab private sector146
11Systemic factors and economic development in Islamic countries162
12The Muslim world's poor record of modernization and democratization : the interplay of external and internal factors186
13Arab liberal legacies full circle205
14Hindrances to democracy and modernization in Indonesia221
15Malaysia's path to modernization and democratization235
16Islam, modernization, and democratization : the case of Iran253
17A secular democracy in the Muslim world : the Turkish model277
18Central Asia and Azerbaijan293
19The roots of sub-Saharan Africa's modernization and democratization dilemmas310
Conclusion and suggested remedies327

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