Democracy and Civil Society in Arab Political Thought
By (author) Michelle L. Browers
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Democracy and Civil Society in Arab Political Thought by Michelle L. Browers
Book DescriptionThis book provides a significant and unique contribution to the emerging literature of comparative political thought. Michaelle L. Browers offers compelling evidence, with extensive analysis and references, that a rigorous debateis taking place in Arabic concerning the value of democracy and civil society. Exploring the globalization of ideas of democracy and civil society, Browers addresses the question of what occurs when concepts cross the boundaries of cultures or languages. She analyzes the historical concept of democracy in Arab and Islamic political thought, the transformations that have occurred over the past several decades resulting from Arab forays into an international discussions of civil society, and what these transformations tell us about both the status of ideological and conceptual debates in the region. The book's value, however, lies in is its main premise: despite the dearth of actual and democratic practices in the Arab world, intellectual elites of the region have vigorously debated reform concepts for decades. Browers emphasizes that current conflicts involving the Middle East are less about Islam against the west and its secular allies in the region and more about diverse sectors of Arab society grappling with how to reform overreaching and unjust states. Browers shows that the seeds of democratic reform in the region were well planted prior to the war on Iraq and the Greater Middle East Initiative.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815630999
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michelle L. Browers
Political Ideology in the Arab World, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Michelle L. Browers
Discusses some of the most significant ideological debates that have animated the Arab world over the last two decades.
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Author Biography - Michelle L. Browers
Michaelle L. Browers is assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest University.
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