skip to content
The politicization of Islam in Azerbaijan Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The politicization of Islam in Azerbaijan

Author: Svante E Cornell; Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, ©2006.
Series: Silk road paper.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Azerbaijan can rightly claim to be among the most progressive and secular Islamic societies. Aside from having been the first Muslim country to have operas, theater plays, and a democratic republic, Azerbaijan today is among the Muslim countries where support for secularism is the highest, and where radical ideologies have met only very limited interest. Yet in the past several years, Islam has clearly made a  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Svante E Cornell; Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program.
ISBN: 9789185473205 9185473200
OCLC Number: 166472801
Notes: "October 2006" -- cover.
Description: 73 p. : maps.
Details: System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view PDF document.; Mode of access : WWW.
Contents: Introduction : Azerbaijan's Islamic revival --
The development of Islam in Azerbaijan --
Societal currents and the rise of Islam --
External influences --
Islamic groups and forces in Azerbaijan --
The state's relationship to religion --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Series Title: Silk road paper.
Responsibility: Svante E. Cornell.

Abstract:

Azerbaijan can rightly claim to be among the most progressive and secular Islamic societies. Aside from having been the first Muslim country to have operas, theater plays, and a democratic republic, Azerbaijan today is among the Muslim countries where support for secularism is the highest, and where radical ideologies have met only very limited interest. Yet in the past several years, Islam has clearly made a come-back in Azerbaijan. This has been a generally benign and positive factor, providing a reconnection to values and traditions for a nation liberated from seventy years of atheism and Russification policies before that. Accompanied to this has nevertheless also been a rise of radical Islamic groups, many of which guided by external influences. This study has led to the conclusion that a politicization of Islam is taking place in Azerbaijan. Radical groups remain weak, but have a potential to grow under the current domestic and international circumstances. To confront this, the Azerbaijani state needs to address the diarchy in terms of supervision of religious structures. Adopting a structure modeled on the Turkish Directorate for Religious Affairs is one possible approach to resolving the current deadlock. In addition, Azerbaijan needs to develop a clergy with both religious legitimacy and respect for secularism, something that is absent today, by increasing the avenues for religious training at home rather than abroad. Addressing long overdue reform in the educational sector remains a high priority, in which the development of a curriculum in the humanities, including history of religions and civilizations, is crucial.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/166472801>
library:oclcnum"166472801"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/166472801>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookFormatschema:EBook
schema:contributor
<http://viaf.org/viaf/267878194>
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program."
schema:copyrightYear"2006"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2006"
schema:description"Introduction : Azerbaijan's Islamic revival -- The development of Islam in Azerbaijan -- Societal currents and the rise of Islam -- External influences -- Islamic groups and forces in Azerbaijan -- The state's relationship to religion -- Conclusions and recommendations."
schema:description"Azerbaijan can rightly claim to be among the most progressive and secular Islamic societies. Aside from having been the first Muslim country to have operas, theater plays, and a democratic republic, Azerbaijan today is among the Muslim countries where support for secularism is the highest, and where radical ideologies have met only very limited interest. Yet in the past several years, Islam has clearly made a come-back in Azerbaijan. This has been a generally benign and positive factor, providing a reconnection to values and traditions for a nation liberated from seventy years of atheism and Russification policies before that. Accompanied to this has nevertheless also been a rise of radical Islamic groups, many of which guided by external influences. This study has led to the conclusion that a politicization of Islam is taking place in Azerbaijan. Radical groups remain weak, but have a potential to grow under the current domestic and international circumstances. To confront this, the Azerbaijani state needs to address the diarchy in terms of supervision of religious structures. Adopting a structure modeled on the Turkish Directorate for Religious Affairs is one possible approach to resolving the current deadlock. In addition, Azerbaijan needs to develop a clergy with both religious legitimacy and respect for secularism, something that is absent today, by increasing the avenues for religious training at home rather than abroad. Addressing long overdue reform in the educational sector remains a high priority, in which the development of a curriculum in the humanities, including history of religions and civilizations, is crucial."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/102918607>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The politicization of Islam in Azerbaijan"
schema:numberOfPages"73"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:url<http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610Azer.pdf>
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.