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The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415662178

ISBN10:
0415662176
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
9/19/2013
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

This book examines the Islamist concept of political order. Islamists themselves have given it the name: the Islamic state. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia. This concept has been elevated to a political agenda. The sharia-state is analysed in the context of the 2011-uprising, dubbed Arab Spring, against authoritarian regimes. The book challenges the unchecked assumption that the seizure by Islamists of leadership in the Arab Spring is a part of the democratization of the Middle East, and of a moderation of Islamism. This unchecked assumption presupposes the compatibility of the sharia-state and democracy; the author shows why he believes this to be a fallacy.


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