The Resource Democracy in Muslim societies : the Asian experience, edited by Zoya Hasan

Democracy in Muslim societies : the Asian experience, edited by Zoya Hasan

Label
Democracy in Muslim societies : the Asian experience
Title
Democracy in Muslim societies
Title remainder
the Asian experience
Statement of responsibility
edited by Zoya Hasan
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Democracy in Muslim Societies: The Asian Experience explores the character of the political transformation and democratic transition in Asian Muslim societies. It asks whether democracy is appropriate and desirable as a political system for non-Western societies, and assesses the extent of actual democratisation in each of the countries studied, namely, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey."
  • "The book questions the widely held view that the socio-political ethos of Islam as a religion, and of Muslim countries as societal units, prevents Muslims from adopting democracy as a form of government. The contributors argue that this perception comes from post-9/11 studies of Arab states and that non-Arab Muslim populations in Asia and Africa do not fit the same mould. At the same time, it is clear that a single model of democracy cannot work across these six countries because each country has a different history and has tread on a different path in the quest for democracy." "Ultimately, the book concludes that there is no fundamental incompatibility between Islam and democracy in the Asian Muslim societies."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
OCoLC
Dewey number
320.917/67
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1852.A91
LC item number
D46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
ORF studies in contemporary Muslim societies
Series volume
4
Label
Democracy in Muslim societies : the Asian experience, edited by Zoya Hasan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The struggle for democracy in Bangladesh / Amena Mohsin and Meghna Guhathakurta -- The Indonesian experience in implementing democracy / Adriana Elisabeth -- The history of the democratic movement in Iran in the 20th century / Sadegh Zibakalam -- Islam and democracy in Malaysia / Abdul Rahman Embong -- Functioning of democracy in Pakistan / Mohammad Waseem -- Interaction of democracy and Islam in Turkey / Korel Göymen
Control code
000041735017
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
266 p.
Isbn
9788178297262
Isbn Type
(hbk. : India)
Lccn
2007023146
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.b23148378
System control number
  • lt23148378
  • (OCoLC)82671929

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