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The Resource Islam and the Arab awakening, Tariq Ramadan

Islam and the Arab awakening, Tariq Ramadan

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Islam and the Arab awakening
Title
Islam and the Arab awakening
Statement of responsibility
Tariq Ramadan
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this book. Time Magazine named the author one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global renown for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary challenges in both the Muslim majority societies and the West. In this book he explores the uprisings, offering rare insight into their origin, significance, and possible futures. As early as 2003, he writes, there had been talk of democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. The U.S. government and private organizations set up networks and provided training for young leaders, especially in the use of the Internet and social media, and the West abandoned its unconditional support of authoritarian governments. But the West did not create the uprisings. Indeed, one lesson presented here is that these mass movements and their consequences cannot be totally controlled. Something irreversible has taken place: dictators have been overthrown without weapons. But, he writes, democratic processes are only beginning to emerge, and unanswered questions remain. What role will religion play? How should Islamic principles and goals be rethought? Can a sterile, polarizing debate between Islamism and secularism be avoided? Avoiding both naive confidence and conspiratorial paranoia, the author voices a tentative optimism. If a true civil society can be established, he argues, this moment's fragile hope will live
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Ramadan, Tariq
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.1
LC item number
.R3513 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democratization
  • Social movements
  • Revolutions
  • Islam
  • Arabischer Frühling
  • Islam
  • Democratization
  • Islam
  • Revolutions
  • Social movements
  • Constitutional law
Label
Islam and the Arab awakening, Tariq Ramadan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-235) and index
Contents
Made-to-order uprisings? -- Cautious optimism -- Islam, Islamism, secularization -- The Islamic reference
Control code
776142366
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780199933730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005620
System control number
(OCoLC)776142366
Label
Islam and the Arab awakening, Tariq Ramadan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-235) and index
Contents
Made-to-order uprisings? -- Cautious optimism -- Islam, Islamism, secularization -- The Islamic reference
Control code
776142366
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780199933730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005620
System control number
(OCoLC)776142366

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