alexa Making Islam Democratic: Social movements and the post-Islamist turn.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Arts and Social Sciences Journal

Author(s): Bayat A

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Whether Islam is compatible with democracy is an increasingly asked question, but ultimately a misguided one. In this book, Asef Bayat proposes that democratic ideals have less to do with the essence of any religion than with how it is practiced. He offers a new approach to Islam and democracy, outlining how the social struggles of student organizations, youth and women's groups, the intelligentsia, and other social movements can make Islam democratic.

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This article was published in Stanford University Press and referenced in Arts and Social Sciences Journal

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