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Esposito ,. Tamara Sonn. John O. The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since , as have the political arena and the discourse around democracy. Esposito, John Voll, and Tamara Sonn examine the state of democracy in Muslim-majority societies today. Applying a twenty-first century perspective to the question of whether Islam is "compatible" with The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since , as have the political arena and the discourse around democracy.
Applying a twenty-first century perspective to the question of whether Islam is "compatible" with democracy, they redirect the conversation toward a new politics of democracy that transcends both secular authoritarianism and Political Islam. While the opposition movements of the Arab Spring vary from country to country, each has raised questions regarding equality, economic justice, democratic participation, and the relationship between Islam and democracy in their respective countries.
Does democracy require a secular political regime? Are religious movements the most effective opponents of authoritarian secularist regimes? Esposito, Voll, and Sonn examine these questions and shed light on how these opposition movements reflect the new global realities of media communication and sources of influence and power.
Positioned for a broad readership of scholars and students, policy-makers, and media experts, Islam and the Democracy after the Arab Spring will quickly become a go-to for all who watch the Middle East, inside and outside of academia. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
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Esposito, et al is an examination of the present state of several Islamic countries and how they fared historically and to some extent democratically. Anyone who has spent time studying history or politics knows that democracy i Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring by John L. Anyone who has spent time studying history or politics knows that democracy is a learned from of government.
The United States learned it as a colony with town hall meetings, limited self-rule, and British tradition. Instead, the people missed the stability and predictability of the old system. The uncertainty of freedom and democracy were balanced with unemployment and bankrupt pensions. How is it expected that democracy would bloom in the Middle East? It was a region that did not know nationalism until twentieth-century borders were drawn.
It is still a region where even today tribal alliances still play an important role. The idea of democracy is seen as a threat to many in all walks of life. Each country's history is very different and each country's present state is also different.
Turkey the long held example of an Islamic democracy is not without its problems, some serious. Most would dismiss Senegal, the West African nation, as a democracy, but it has the best democratic track record of the Islamic countries covered. French democratic tradition and a sense of nationalism Senegal adapted into a democratic country with peaceful transfers of power.
Each country is now facing the same problems of a large and largely unemployed youth. The younger generations have greater exposure to the world and information. It is interesting how it is viewed by the younger generation or those under forty. The corruption of the Shah is not a memory, but the war with Iraq and restrictions of freedom are.
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John L. Esposito, Tamara Sonn, and John O. Voll. In late , the wave of civil resistance known as the Arab Spring stunned the world as dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya were overthrown, while the regimes of Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen brutally suppressed their own. The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since , as have the political arena and the discourse around democracy. In Islam and.
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