9780739106440

Islamic Democratic Discourse Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives

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    9780739106440

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    0739106449

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-11
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

This wide-ranging set of essays explores the multi-faceted relationship between Islam and democracy. Each essayist's unique viewpoint on contemporary Islam provides insight into Islamic political thought and its connection to Western democracy.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
M. A. Muqtedar Khan
Introduction: The Emergence of an Islamic Democratic Discourse xi
M. A. Muqtedar Khan
Classical Perspectives on Islam and politics
Ijtihad and Maslaha: The Foundations of Governance
3(18)
Tariq Ramadan
Elements of Government in Classical Islam
21(16)
Tamara Sonn
Obedience to Political Authority: An Evolutionary Concept
37(26)
Asma Afsaruddin
Regional Debates on Islam and Democracy
Islam, Ethnicity, Pluralism and Democracy: Malaysia's Unique Experience
63(22)
Osman Bakar
An Islamic Quest for a Pluralistic Political Model: A Turkish Perspective
85(20)
Ozlem Denli
Islamic Thought between Formal Conservatism and Indigenous Liberalism: Lessons from the Sudanese Heritage
105(18)
Mahgoub El-Tigani Mahmoud
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Recent Developments in Shi'i Thought: A Brief Introduction to the Views of Three Contemporary Shi'ite Thinkers
123(26)
Ali Paya
Global Discourse on Islam and Democracy
The Politics, Theory, and Philosophy of Islamic Democracy
149(24)
M. A. Muqtedar Khan
The Role of Islam in the Public Square: Guidance or Governance?
173(20)
Abdulaziz Sachedina
Dialogue in an Age of Terror
193(34)
Marc Lynch
Democracy and Its (Muslim) Critics: An Islamic Alternative to Democracy?
227(30)
Abdelwahab El-Affendi
Index 257(10)
About the Editor and Contributors 267

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