The Resource Institutionalizing religion : Islamic religious authorities and support for democracy in the Middle East, Georges Fahmi

Institutionalizing religion : Islamic religious authorities and support for democracy in the Middle East, Georges Fahmi

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Institutionalizing religion : Islamic religious authorities and support for democracy in the Middle East
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Institutionalizing religion
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Islamic religious authorities and support for democracy in the Middle East
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Georges Fahmi
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eng
Summary
While the question of the compatibility between Islam and democracy has captured the attention of researchers, journalists and politicians for many years, Asef Bayat believes that this question is irrelevant. In his book, Making Islam Democratic, Bayat argues that the relevant question is not whether Islam is compatible with democracy, but rather under what conditions Muslims can make the two compatible (Bayat 2007). This new approach has opened the way for research on the conditions under which religious actors offer support for democracy. While my research starts from this same point, I have come to the conclusion that religious authorities' attitude is neither a fixed position nor an ideological one; rather the attitude of the same religious group might change from one phase to another. Hence, the research question this dissertation seeks to answer is not only why certain Islamic actors have offered support for democracy while others have not, but also why the same religious actors have shifted their position on democracy over time. The answer lies, I argue, in the institutional rules governing religion-polity relations. While the four religious actors studied here share the same material and ideational interests, they have adopted different strategies, which in turn vary with different institutional settings, in order to achieve these interests. Religious actors' attitudes towards democracy reflect a rational choice that is made after assessing to what extent democracy advances or hinders their other strategies and interests
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Fahmi, Georges
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Defence date: 13 June 2013
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321.80956
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2013.
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
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  • Islam and politics
  • Religion and state
  • Democracy
  • Middle East
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Institutionalizing religion : Islamic religious authorities and support for democracy in the Middle East, Georges Fahmi
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Examining Board: Professor Laszlo Bruszt, European Univeristy Institute (Supervisor); Professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Princeton University (External Supervisor); Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute; Dr. Mirjam Künkler, Princeton University
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238)
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nc
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17324865
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30 cm.
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v, 258 pages
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)1088490133
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Institutionalizing religion : Islamic religious authorities and support for democracy in the Middle East, Georges Fahmi
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Laszlo Bruszt, European Univeristy Institute (Supervisor); Professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Princeton University (External Supervisor); Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute; Dr. Mirjam Künkler, Princeton University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17324865
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
v, 258 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088490133

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