Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Hardcover | November 15, 2001

byAzzam S. Tamimi

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Tamimi introduces the thought of Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, the renowned Islamist political activist who heads Tunisia's most important--albeit banned--Islamist political opposition to the current authoritarian regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali. Ghannouchi is the leader of a school in modernIslamic political thought that advocates democracy and pluralism. While insisting on the compatibility of democracy with Islam, he believes that because of their secular foundations, contemporary forms of liberal democracy may not suit Muslim societies. Ghannouchi insists, however, that Islam iscompatible with Western thought in matters concerning the system of government, human rights, and civil liberties.

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Tamimi introduces the thought of Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, the renowned Islamist political activist who heads Tunisia's most important--albeit banned--Islamist political opposition to the current authoritarian regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali. Ghannouchi is the leader of a school in modernIslamic political thought that advocates democra...

Azzam S. Tamimi is at University of Westminster.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 6.42 × 9.41 × 1.1 inPublished:November 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195140001

ISBN - 13:9780195140002

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"This brilliant intellectual biography of a very influential Islamist thinker of our times cannot be ignored by anyone interested in the vexed question of the relationship between Islam and democracy."--The Muslim World Book Review