The Search for Arab Democracy: Discourses and Counter-Discourses / Edition 1

The Search for Arab Democracy: Discourses and Counter-Discourses / Edition 1

by Larbi Sadiki
     
 

Larbi Sadiki deploys the conceptual tools of contemporary Western political philosophy and theory to articulate some provocative theses. Her book challenges Eurocentric conceptions of democracy that frequently display a lack of concern for specificity and context; analyzes and interrogates Orientalist and Occidentalist discourses on democracy; and considers

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Overview

Larbi Sadiki deploys the conceptual tools of contemporary Western political philosophy and theory to articulate some provocative theses. Her book challenges Eurocentric conceptions of democracy that frequently display a lack of concern for specificity and context; analyzes and interrogates Orientalist and Occidentalist discourses on democracy; and considers justifications for democracy in the global arena, giving space for self-representation by women and Islamists, among others.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231125819
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
457
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1. Contesting Democracy: Discourses and Counter-discourses2. Defoundationalizing Democracy and the Arabo-Islamic Setting3. Democracy as an Occidentalist Discourse4. Democracy as an Orientalist Discourse5. Contemporary Arab Conceptions of Democracy6. Arab Women and Democracy: Breaking Out7. The West and the Sponsoring of Arab Authoritarianisms: Islamist Narratives8. Discoursing Islam and Democracy

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