Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World by Ali PayaIraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World by Ali Paya

Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

EditorAli Paya, John L Esposito

Hardcover | March 8, 2010

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Iraq, democracy and Islam are powerful global forces which shape not only many aspects of the lives of Muslims, but the lives of other citizens of the world as well. This book explores many of the challenging questions posed by the interconnections between these three forces, concentrating on issues which have global significance and which have been less studied up until now. It contains contributions from many of the leading thinkers and academics from this subject area, including the former President of Iran, Seyyed Mohammad Khatami.

Topics such as the compatibility of Islam and democracy, and the question of whether democracy can be encouraged in the Middle East are looked at carefully. Contributors evaluate the circumstances under which democracy can be imposed by outside force, and asks what forces are driving the confrontation between the West and Islam, before looking at how this confrontation is likely to develop.

This book presents a comprehensive picture of dynamic change in the geopolitics of our time, and offers a timely contribution to research on Middle East Politics and Islamic Studies.

Ali Paya is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, UK, and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the National Research Institute for Science Policy in Iran.John Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, ...
Title:Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 8, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415582288

ISBN - 13:9780415582285


Table of Contents

Introduction  Section 1: Iraq 1. Religion, Sect, Ethnicity and Tribe: The Uncertainties of Identity Politics in the New SocietyFaleh Abdul-Jabbar 2. Lessons from IraqLaith Kubba3. Kurdistan: Democracy and Future of IraqSalah Aziz4. Forging a Third Way: Sistani's Marjaiyya between Quietism and Wilayat al-FaqihAbbas Kadhim Section 2:  5. Humble Democracy? On the Need for New Thinking about an Aging IdealJohn Keane6. Islamic Democracy: A Valid Concept of an Oxymoron?Ali Paya7. Promoting DemocracyBhikhu Parekh8. The Democratic Freedom Deficit in the Middle EastBeverley Milton-Edwards Section 3: The Future of the Muslim World 9. World of Islam, Historical Perspectives and Modern Political DiscourcesSeyyed Mohammad Khatami10. The Saga of Islam and Democracy in the Middle EastJohn Esposito11. Islam's Future Imperfect: Fighting over Camels at the End of HistoryAbdelwahab El-Affendi12. Triumph through Destabilization: The Future of Politcal IslamMohammad Samiei13. Reason and revelation in Islamic Political EthicsAbdulaziz Sachedina