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Making Islam democratic : social movements and the post-Islamist turn, Asef Bayat

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Making Islam democratic : social movements and the post-Islamist turn
Title
Making Islam democratic
Title remainder
social movements and the post-Islamist turn
Statement of responsibility
Asef Bayat
Title variation
Social movements and the post-Islamist turn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that have used religion to unleash social and political change, either to legitimize authoritarian rule or, in contrast, to construct an inclusive faith that embraces a democratic polity. It provides a fresh analysis of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution - how it has evolved into the pervasive, post-Islamist reform movement of the early twenty-first century, and how it differed from Egypt's religious 'passive revolution.' Focusing on events from the Iranian Revolution to the current day, with a comparative focus on Islamism, post-Islamism, and active religious expression across the region, Bayat explores the highly contested relationship between religion, politics, and the quotidian in the Middle East. His book provides an important understanding of the great anxiety of our time - the global march of 'Muslim rage' - and offers a hopeful picture of a democratic Middle East
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Bayat, Asef
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.D45
LC item number
B39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
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  • Democracy
  • Islam and social problems
  • Social movements
  • Social movements
Label
Making Islam democratic : social movements and the post-Islamist turn, Asef Bayat
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-273) and index
Contents
Islam and democracy : the perverse charm of an irrelevant question -- Revolution without movement, movement without revolution : Islamist activism in Iran and Egypt, 1960s-1980s -- The making of a post-Islamist movement : social movements and sociopolitical change in Iran, 1979-1997 -- Post-Islamism in power : dilemmas of the Reform Project, 1997-2004 -- Egypt's "passive revolution" : the state and the fragmentations of Islamism, 1992-2005 -- The politics of presence : imagining a post-Islamist democracy
Control code
74964725
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 291 p.
Isbn
9780804755948
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006035451
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)74964725
Label
Making Islam democratic : social movements and the post-Islamist turn, Asef Bayat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-273) and index
Contents
Islam and democracy : the perverse charm of an irrelevant question -- Revolution without movement, movement without revolution : Islamist activism in Iran and Egypt, 1960s-1980s -- The making of a post-Islamist movement : social movements and sociopolitical change in Iran, 1979-1997 -- Post-Islamism in power : dilemmas of the Reform Project, 1997-2004 -- Egypt's "passive revolution" : the state and the fragmentations of Islamism, 1992-2005 -- The politics of presence : imagining a post-Islamist democracy
Control code
74964725
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 291 p.
Isbn
9780804755948
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006035451
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)74964725

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