Islam Islamist Movements and Democracy in the Middle East: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses
Kumar, Rajeesh & Nizar, Navaz (Eds.)
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Book ID : 41205
ISBN-10 : 81-8220-548-4 / 8182205484
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8220-548-2 / 9788182205482
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xii, 275p., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction Islam Islamist Movement and the Arab Spring / Rajesh Kumar 2. The Will to Democratize: Democracy Promotion as a Practice of Government / Cathy Elliot 3. Between Politics of Democracy and Spirit of Islamism / Faisal K P 4. Islam and Democracy / Bushra & Rajesh Kumar 5. Democracy and the Concept of Islamic States / Theodore Gabriel 6. Secularism and its Fate in the Arab World / Abdel Fattah Mady 7. Democratization in Kuwait and the Gendered Responses of Islamist Movement / Helen Rizzo 8. Despots of Democrats / Benjamin Isakhan 9. The Muslim Brotherhood and girls and women Rights in Egypt / Vivkie Langohr 10. Islamic Movement and Emergencies of Nationalism in Colonial Algeria / Sebastian N 11. Promoting Democracy and Good Governance in the Muslim Countries / Anwar N Haddam 12. The Politics of Resistance Verses the Politics of Accommodation / Rajeevan Kunnath
These are times of unprecedented political churning in West Asia and North Africa. The fall of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt Libya and Yemen and the continuing political movements in many other countries are manifestations of the significance of transformation of the regions politics. The traditional debate on the linkage between Islam and democracy needs to be critiqued in and tempered with considerations of this transformatory character of the politics of the region. This book addresses some of the salient aspects of these transformations thus cumulatively providing a fairly comprehensive treatment of the intersections of Islam, democracy and political movements in the region. The ideological gender and political dimensions of the Islamic movements receive attention in the volume. This volume in its historical and political analysis would serve to throw light on some of the significant domains of the political contestation and churning in middle east.