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Modernization, democracy, and Islam

Author: Shireen Hunter; Huma Malik; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not Islam, but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of the military, among others. This book identifies key factors that contribute to Islam's current predicament. (Adapted from back cover).
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shireen Hunter; Huma Malik; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)
ISBN: 0275985113 9780275985110 027598530X 9780275985301
OCLC Number: 56096879
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C."
Description: xiii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Shireen T. Hunter --
Culture and development / Heather Deegan --
Responses to modernization : Muslim experience in a comparative perspective / Timothy McDaniel --
Development and democracy : the Muslim world in a comparative perspective / Mehran Kamrava --
Islam and modernity : are they compatible? / Tamara Sonn --
Islam and democracy : is modernization a barrier? / John O. Voll --
Is gender inequality in Muslim societies a barrier to modernization and democratization? / Valentine M. Moghadam --
The role of the military / Elizabeth Picard --
Lessons from Latin America for the Muslim world / Bruce W. Farcau --
The political geography of the Arab private sector / Giacomo Luciani --
Systemic factors and economic development in Islamic countries / Peter Nunnenkamp --
The Muslim world's poor record of modernization and democratization: the interplay of external and internal factors / Mohammed Ayoob --
Arab liberal legacies full circle / Saad Eddin Ibrahim --
Hindrances to democracy and modernization in Indonesia / Fred R. von der Mehden --
Malaysia's path to modernization and democratization / Osman Bakar --
Islam, modernization, and democratization : the case of Iran / Shireen T. Hunter --
A secular democracy in the Muslim world : the Turkish model / Binnaz Toprak --
Central Asia and Azerbaijan / Mehrdad Haghayeghi --
The roots of sub-Saharan Africa's modernization and democratization dilemmas / Chuka Onwumechili --
Conclusion and suggested remedies / Shireen T. Hunter.
Responsibility: edited by Shireen T. Hunter and Huma Malik ; foreword by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah.
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