Islam and Human Rights in Practice
Perspectives Across the Ummah
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Islam and Human Rights in Practice by Shahram Akbarzadeh
Book DescriptionQuestions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between 'Islam and the West'. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and other related issues represents a microcosm of the broader experience of how Muslim and 'Western' communities interact and relate. This volume seeks to engage with the various debates surrounding Islam and Human Rights, in particular, challenging assumptions of a 'standard' or 'essential' Muslim perspective on Human Rights. Through a survey of the experiences of Muslim communities across the globe (the ummah), this volume highlights the dynamic way Muslims understand and incorporate Human Rights into their personal, social and political experiences. From conceptual discussions on the issues of gender rights and religious freedom, to examining Muslim communities from South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, leading global experts bring forth key insights into the way in which Muslim communities live and experience Human Rights. The potential for deeper engagement with this issue is critical, as it opens possibilities for more profound understanding and tolerance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415449595
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Shahram Akbarzadeh
Associate Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh researches the politics of Central Asia and the Middle East, political Islam, and US relations with the Muslim world. He is Director of the Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies, Monash University. Benjamin MacQueen is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Monash University. His research focuses on political transformation in the Middle East and conflict resolution theory and practice. His publications focus on Islamic political thought, conflict resolution, and the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa.
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