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The Resource Islam, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment : a global and historical comparison, Ahmet T. Kuru, (electronic resource)

Islam, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment : a global and historical comparison, Ahmet T. Kuru, (electronic resource)

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Islam, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment : a global and historical comparison
Title
Islam, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment
Title remainder
a global and historical comparison
Statement of responsibility
Ahmet T. Kuru
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do Muslim-majority countries exhibit high levels of authoritarianism and low levels of socio-economic development in comparison to world averages? Ahmet T. Kuru criticizes explanations which point to Islam as the cause of this disparity, because Muslims were philosophically and socio-economically more developed than Western Europeans between the ninth and twelfth centuries. Nor was Western colonialism the cause: Muslims had already suffered political and socio-economic problems when colonization began. Kuru argues that Muslims had influential thinkers and merchants in their early history, when religious orthodoxy and military rule were prevalent in Europe. However, in the eleventh century, an alliance between orthodox Islamic scholars (the ulema) and military states began to emerge. This alliance gradually hindered intellectual and economic creativity by marginalizing intellectual and bourgeois classes in the Muslim world. This important study links its historical explanation to contemporary politics by showing that, to this day, ulema-state alliance still prevents creativity and competition in Muslim countries.--
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Kuru, Ahmet T.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Islamic civilization
  • East and West
  • Islamic countries
  • Islamic countries
Label
Islam, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment : a global and historical comparison, Ahmet T. Kuru, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108296892
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108296892
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 303 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108296892
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105994471
Label
Islam, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment : a global and historical comparison, Ahmet T. Kuru, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108296892
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108296892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 303 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108296892
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105994471

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