Modernization, Democracy, and Islam
Shireen Hunter, Huma Malik, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - 361 páginas
The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion--Islam--but rather factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of the military, among others. Recognizing these themes allows the consideration of possible remedies for change in the Muslim world.
The distinguished scholars contributing to this volume identify key factors--some intrinsic to the Muslim world, and some external--that contribute to Islam's current predicament. Contrary to much prevailing thought and opinion, Islam is neither monolithic nor impervious to change. It is neither anti-democratic nor inherently anti-modernization. Islam itself, as this book shows, is not the root cause of the malaise of the Islamic world.
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Responses to Modernization Muslim Experience in a Comparative Perspective
Development and Democracy The Muslim World in a Comparative Perspective
Islam and Modernity Are They Compatible?
Islam and Democracy Is Modernization a Barrier?
Is Gender Inequality in Muslim Societies a Barrier to Modernization and Democratization?
The Role of the Military
Arab Liberal Legacies Full Circle
Hindrances to Democracy and Modernization in Indonesia
Malaysias Path to Modernization and Democratization
Islam Modernization and Democratization The Case of Iran
A Secular Democracy in the Muslim World The Turkish Model
Central Asia and Azerbaijan
The Roots of SubSaharan Africas Modernization and Democratization Dilemmas
Conclusion and Suggested Remedies
Lessons from Latin America for the Muslim World
The Political Geography of the Arab Private Sector
Systemic Factors and Economic Development in Islamic Countries
The Muslim Worlds Poor Record of Modernization and Democratization The Interplay of External and Internal Factors
About the Editors and Contributors