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Description - Democratization in the Muslim World by Frederic Volpi

This book examines the role that political Islam plays in processes of democratization in the Muslim world, detailing the political processes that facilitate the collective learning of democratic ways of solving the practical problems of those polities. Democratization in the Muslim World represents an important contribution to the debate on democratization and political Islam that emphasises the synergetic effects and global reach of both Islamist and democratic politics. It comes to terms with the problematic relationship between Islam and democracy in the uncertain post-Cold War, post-9/11 world order by highlighting the malleability of Islamic discourses and of its institutional resources, as well as the diversity of the political strategies of incumbent regimes to remain in power. It combines key theoretical issues and country-specific studies of some of the most relevant Muslim polities of the post-Cold War and post-9/11 era. This text was previously published as a special issue of Democratization and will be of interest to students of Middle East politics, governance, democracy, and human rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415463676
ISBN-10: 041546367X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frederic Volpi

Dr. Frederic Volpi is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Bristol Dr. Francesco Cavatorta, Lecturer in Politics, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

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