Islamic Identity and Development: Studies of the Islamic Periphery by Ozay MehmetIslamic Identity and Development: Studies of the Islamic Periphery by Ozay Mehmet

Islamic Identity and Development: Studies of the Islamic Periphery

byOzay MehmetEditorOzay Mehmet

Hardcover | July 24, 1991

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Turkey and Malaysia, two countries on the Islamic periphery, are often not included in discussions of Islamic reassertion and identity. Yet both have been at the forefront of modernization and development, and are exposed to a rising trend of Islamic revival which discloses a deep, psychological identity crisis.

In Islamic Identity and Development, Ozay Mehmet examines this identity crisis in the wider context of the Islamic dilemma of reconciling nationalism with Islam. He sees the Islamic revival primarily as a protest movement, concentrated among urban migrant settlements where uneven post-war growth has upset the traditional Islamic order. He argues that Islamic societies must move towards greater openness and an organic relationship between rulers and ruled. In particular, Mehmet suggests the need for a public policy that is not only responsive to material human needs but which also satisfies the ethical preconditions of the Islamic social contract.

Title:Islamic Identity and Development: Studies of the Islamic PeripheryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.9 inPublished:July 24, 1991Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415043867

ISBN - 13:9780415043861


Editorial Reviews

"The book contains scores of interesting observations, drawn from a wide variety of sources. . . . And it offers an eclectic mix of policy recommendations, all worthy of discussion."-"International Journal of Middle East Studies "Ozay Mehmet's work will . . . be welcomed, as much for the methodological questions it raises as for its contribution to the understanding of modern Turkey or Malaysia."-"Journal of Asian Studies "The interested scholar will find a rich and instructive analysis of economic development programs in Turkey and Malaysia. . . . It is also an invaluable book for the student of the contemporary Islamic world who wants a better understanding of either Turkey or Malaysia."-"Journal of Development Studies