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The Resource After Jihad : America and the struggle for Islamic democracy, Noah Feldman

After Jihad : America and the struggle for Islamic democracy, Noah Feldman

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After Jihad : America and the struggle for Islamic democracy
Title
After Jihad
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America and the struggle for Islamic democracy
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Noah Feldman
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Language
eng
Summary
A lucid and compelling case for a new American stance toward the Islamic world What comes after jihad? Outside the headlines, believing Muslims are increasingly calling for democratic politics in their undemocratic countries. But can Islam and democracy successfully be combined? Surveying the intellectual and geopolitical terrain of the contemporary Muslim world, Noah Feldman proposes that Islamic democracy is indeed viable and desirable, and that the West, particularly the United States, should work to bring it about, not suppress it. Encouraging democracy among Muslims threatens America's autocratic Muslim allies, and raises the specter of a new security threat to the West if fundamentalists are elected. But in the long term, the greater threat lies in continuing to support repressive regimes that have lost the confidence of their citizens. By siding with Islamic democrats rather than the regimes that repress them, the United States can bind them to the democratic principles they say they support, reducing anti-Americanism and promoting a durable peace in the Middle East. After Jihad gives the context for understanding how the many Muslims who reject religious violence see the world after the globalization of democracy. It is also an argument about how American self-interest can be understood to include a foreign policy consistent with the deeply held democratic values that make America what it is.--
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Feldman, Noah
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Democracy
  • Islam and world politics
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
  • Islamic countries
  • Islamic countries
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After Jihad : America and the struggle for Islamic democracy, Noah Feldman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002192524.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Revolution that wasn't -- Islam and democracy in contact -- Part I : Idea of Islamic democracy -- Islamic democracy, not Islamist democracy ; Islam, the West, and the question of opposition ; Islam and democracy as mobile ideas ; Resilience of Islam ; God's rule and the people's rule ; Islamic equality ; Islamic liberty ; Universality of mobile ideas -- Part II : Varieties of Islamic democracy -- Democratization and Muslim reality : an overview ; Iran : Islamic democracy in the balance ; Turkey : the outlier ; Islam and democracy in South and Southeast Asia : mobility and possibility ; Pakistan : the Islamic state and the struggle for stability ; Diversity of the Arabs ; Monarchies with oil : the Rentier state in action ; Kings without oil ; Dictators and the Islamists : the puzzle of Egypt ; Regime change and its consequences : dictators with oil ; Big picture : Islam, democracy, and the contact of mobile ideas -- Part III : Necessity of Islamic democracy -- Why democracy? The pragmatic argument ; Neutralizing anti-Americanism by refuting it ; Doing the right thing ; How to do it ; Democracy's Muslim allies ; Imagining an Islamic democracy ; After Jihad
Control code
FIEb17494692
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780374529338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50913047
Label
After Jihad : America and the struggle for Islamic democracy, Noah Feldman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002192524.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Revolution that wasn't -- Islam and democracy in contact -- Part I : Idea of Islamic democracy -- Islamic democracy, not Islamist democracy ; Islam, the West, and the question of opposition ; Islam and democracy as mobile ideas ; Resilience of Islam ; God's rule and the people's rule ; Islamic equality ; Islamic liberty ; Universality of mobile ideas -- Part II : Varieties of Islamic democracy -- Democratization and Muslim reality : an overview ; Iran : Islamic democracy in the balance ; Turkey : the outlier ; Islam and democracy in South and Southeast Asia : mobility and possibility ; Pakistan : the Islamic state and the struggle for stability ; Diversity of the Arabs ; Monarchies with oil : the Rentier state in action ; Kings without oil ; Dictators and the Islamists : the puzzle of Egypt ; Regime change and its consequences : dictators with oil ; Big picture : Islam, democracy, and the contact of mobile ideas -- Part III : Necessity of Islamic democracy -- Why democracy? The pragmatic argument ; Neutralizing anti-Americanism by refuting it ; Doing the right thing ; How to do it ; Democracy's Muslim allies ; Imagining an Islamic democracy ; After Jihad
Control code
FIEb17494692
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780374529338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)50913047

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