Islam After Liberalism

Author: Faisal Devji,Zaheer Kazmi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190851279

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Forged in the age of empire, the relationship between Islam and liberalism has taken on a sense of urgency today, when global conflicts are seen as pitting one against the other. More than describing a civilizational fault-line between the Muslim world and the West, however, this relationship also offers the potential for consensus and the possibility of moral and political engagement or compatibility. The existence or extent of this correspondence tends to preoccupy academic as much as popular accounts of such a relationship. This volume looks however to the way in which Muslim politics and society are defined beyond and indeed after it. Reappraising the 'first wave' of Islamic liberalism during the nineteenth century, the book describes the long and intertwined histories of these categories across a large geographical expanse. By drawing upon the contributions of scholars from a variety of disciplines -- including philosophy, theology, sociology, politics and history -- it explores how liberalism has been criticised and refashioned by Muslim thinkers and movements, to assume a reality beyond the abstractions that define its compatibility with Islam.
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After Liberalism?

The Future of Liberalism in International Relations

Author: R. Friedman,K. Oskanian,R. Pachedo Pardo,Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113730376X

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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In this collection, leading international scholars provide their perspectives on the continuing role of the liberal paradigm, both as a theoretical approach to international relations, and as an ordering principle of international politics.
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Contemporary Thought in the Muslim World

Trends, Themes, and Issues

Author: Carool Kersten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135008930

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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This book presents an intellectual history of today’s Muslim world, surveying contemporary Muslim thinking in its various manifestations, addressing a variety of themes that impact on the lives of present-day Muslims. Focusing on the period from roughly the late 1960s to the first decade of the twenty-first century, the book is global in its approach and offers an overview of different strands of thought and trends in the development of new ideas, distinguishing between traditional, reactionary, and progressive approaches. It presents a variety of themes and issues including: The continuing relevance of the legacy of traditional Islamic learning as well as the use of reason; the centrality of the Qur’an; the spiritual concerns of contemporary Muslims; political thought regarding secularity, statehood, and governance; legal and ethical debates; related current issues like human rights, gender equality, and religious plurality; as well as globalization, ecology and the environment, bioethics, and life sciences. An alternative account of Islam and the Muslim world today, counterbalancing narratives that emphasise politics and confrontations with the West, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars of Islam.
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Egypt after Mubarak

Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Author: Bruce K. Rutherford

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846145

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Which way will Egypt go now that Husni Mubarak's authoritarian regime has been swept from power? Will it become an Islamic theocracy similar to Iran? Will it embrace Western-style liberalism and democracy? Egypt after Mubarak reveals that Egypt's secularists and Islamists may yet navigate a middle path that results in a uniquely Islamic form of liberalism and, perhaps, democracy. Bruce Rutherford draws on in-depth interviews with Egyptian judges, lawyers, Islamic activists, politicians, and businesspeople. He utilizes major court rulings, political documents of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the writings of Egypt's leading contemporary Islamic thinkers. Rutherford demonstrates that, in post-Mubarak Egypt, progress toward liberalism and democracy is likely to be slow. Essential reading on a subject of global importance, this edition includes a new introduction by Rutherford that takes stock of the Arab Spring and the Muslim Brotherhood's victories in the 2011-2012 elections.
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After Liberalism

Essays in Search of Freedom, Virtue, and Order

Author: William Douglas Gairdner

Publisher: Stoddart Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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Citizenship After Liberalism

Author: Karen Slawner,Mark E. Denham

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820437606

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Citizenship After Liberalism explores contemporary challenges to the liberal concept of citizenship, both philosophical and practical. The authors question whether liberalism has the resources to meet those challenges, and explore what might replace it, if it doesn't. The essays approach this issue from a variety of interpretive perspectives and geographical locations. The volume integrates different literatures, including political theory, political philosophy, international relations, and comparative politics.
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Liberal Islam

A Source Book

Author: Charles Kurzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195116229

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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This book contends that "Liberal Islam" is not a contradiction in terms, but rather a thriving tradition more than a century old and undergoing a revival within the last generation. This anthology presents the translated work of 32 Muslims who are concerned with the seperation of church and state, democracy, the condiditon of women, the rights of minorities, freedom of thought, and the future of human progress.
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Islam in Liberalism

Author: Joseph A. Massad

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620622X

Category: History

Page: 390

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Joseph Massad's Desiring Arabs (UCP, 2007) was an intellectual/literary history that sought out links between Orientalism and representations of sex and desire, rebutting in the meantime Western efforts to impose categories of heterosexual/homosexual where (in Islam) no such subjectivities exist. His new book broadens the purview to show us what Islam has become in today's world, attending fully to the multiplication of meanings of Islam.” Islam in Liberalism is an intellectual/political history, enabling us to understand that history in terms of how Islam operated as a category within western liberalism; another way to phrase this is to say that Massad underscores how the anxieties about what Europe constituteddespotism, intolerance, misogyny, homophobiahave gotten projected onto Islam. It is, he avers, only through this projection that Europe could emerge as democratic, tolerant, gynophilic, and hemophilicin short, Islam-free. But in fact Islam has been there since the birth of Europe. Liberalism has been the weapon of choice since the late 18th century against the internal” and external” others of Europe. Massad's brilliant critique of anti-Muslim sexual politics in Desiring Arabs is now broadened provocatively to include NGOs, international organizations, and therapeutic programs. He moves from consideration of the meanings of democracy” (and the ideological assumption that Islam” is not compatible with democracy) through chapters on women in Islam, sexuality and/in Islam, psychoanalytic interpretations of Islamic themes, and the more recent development of the idea of Abrahamic religions” among those valorizing an inter-faith agenda. Overall, Massad sets this book up as a biting critique of the sort of liberalism Euro-American propagated and brought as good news” to an unenlightened Islam.
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Islam, Liberalism and Human Rights

Author: Katerina Dalacoura

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845113827

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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"Addresses the question of human rights in the international context, focusing in particular on the interaction between human rights as a value and norm in international relations and Islam as a constitutent of political culture in particular societies" -- Back cover.
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Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy

Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

Author: Nader Hashemi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886520

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Islam's relationship to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as one of the most pressing and contentious issues in international affairs. In Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy, Nader Hashemi challenges the widely held belief among social scientists that religious politics and liberal-democratic development are structurally incompatible. This book argues for a rethinking of democratic theory so that it incorporates the variable of religion in the development of liberal democracy. In the process, it proves that an indigenous theory of Muslim secularism is not only possible, but is a necessary requirement for the advancement of liberal democracy in Muslim societies.
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