• The Awakening Of Muslim Democracy

The Awakening Of Muslim Democracy

The Awakening Of Muslim Democracy

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  • Author
    Jocelyne Cesari
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date
    31 December 1969

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Awakening Of Muslim Democracy

  • Author

    Jocelyne Cesari

  • Date Published

    31 December 1969

  • Publisher

    Cambridge University Press

  • Pages

    2014-04-14 pages

  • ISBN

Book Description

Why and how did Islam become such a political force in so many Muslim-majority countries? In this book, Jocelyne Cesari investigates the relationship between modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey - countries that were founded by secular rulers and have since undergone secularized politics. Cesari argues that nation-building processes in these states have not created liberal democracies in the Western mold, but have instead spurred the politicization of Islam by turning it into a modern national ideology. Looking closely at examples of Islamic dominance in political modernization, this study provides a unique overview of the historical and political developments from the end of World War II to the Arab Spring that have made Islam the dominant force in the construction of the modern states, and discusses Islam's impact on emerging democracies in the contemporary Middle East.

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