9780739106457

Islamic Democratic Discourse Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739106457

  • ISBN10:

    0739106457

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-02
  • 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
M.A. Muqtedar Khan
ix
Introduction: The Emergence of an Islamic Democratic Discourse
M.A. Muqtedar Khan
xi
Classical Perspectives on Islam and Politics
1 Ijtihad and Maslaha: The Foundations of Governance
Tariq Ramadan
3(18)
2 Elements of Government in Classical Islam
Tamara Sonn
21(16)
3 Obedience to Political Authority: An Evolutionary Concept
Asma Afsaruddin
37(26)
Regional Debates on Islam and Democracy
4 Islam, Ethnicity, Pluralism and Democracy: Malaysia's Unique Experience
Osman Bakar
63(22)
5 An Islamic Quest for a Pluralistic Political Model: A Turkish Perspective
Özlem Denli
85(20)
6 Islamic Thought between Formal Conservatism and Indigenous Liberalism: Lessons from the Sudanese Heritage
Mahgoub El-Tigani Mahmoud and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobhan
105(18)
7 Recent Developments in Shi'i Thought: A Brief Introduction to the Views of Three Contemporary Shi'ite Thinkers
Ali Paya
123(26)
Global Discourse on Islam and Democracy
8 The Politics, Theory, and Philosophy of Islamic Democracy
M.A. Mugtedar Khan
149(24)
9 The Role of Islam in the Public Square: Guidance or Governance?
Abdulaziz Sachedina
173(20)
10 Dialogue in an Age of Terror
Marc Lynch
193(34)
11 Democracy and Its (Muslim) Critics: An Islamic Alternative to Democracy?
Abdelwahab El-Affendi
227(30)
Index 257(10)
About the Editor and Contributors 267

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