By John L. Esposito
Are Islam and democracy on a collision path? Do Islamic routine search to "hijack democracy?" How have governments within the Muslim global spoke back to the numerous demanding situations of Islam and democracy today?
A worldwide spiritual resurgence and demands better political participation were significant forces within the post-Cold struggle interval. around the Muslim global, governments and Islamic pursuits grapple with problems with democratization and civil society. Islam and Democracy explores the Islamic resources (beliefs and associations) proper to the present debate over better political participation and democratization.
Esposito and Voll use six case studies--Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Sudan--to examine the range of Muslim reviews and experiments. At one finish of the spectrum, Iran and Sudan characterize instances of militant, innovative Islam developing political structures. In Pakistan and Malaysia, even though, the hot events were famous and made a part of the political approach. Egypt and Algeria show the coexistence of either extremist and reasonable Islamic activism and exhibit the complicated demanding situations confronting ruling elites. those case stories turn out that regardless of commonalities, differing nationwide contexts and identities supply upward push to a multiplicity of agendas and strategies.
This extensive spectrum of case reports, reflecting the multifaceted courting of Islam and Democracy, offers vital perception into the strong forces of spiritual resurgence and democratization on the way to necessarily impression worldwide politics within the 21st century.