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Civil society, democracy and the Muslim world

Civil society, democracy and the Muslim world

papers read at a conference held at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul 28-30 October, 1996

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Published by Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul in Istanbul .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Islamic countries
    • Subjects:
    • Civil society -- Islamic countries -- Congresses.,
    • Democracy -- Islamic countries -- Congresses.,
    • Political culture -- Islamic countries -- Congresses.,
    • Islam and politics -- Congresses.,
    • Islamic countries -- Politics and government -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited by Elisabeth Özdalga and Sune Persson.
      GenreCongresses.
      SeriesTransactions / Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul,, vol. 7, Transactions (Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul) ;, v. 7.
      ContributionsÖzdalga, Elisabeth, 1946-, Persson, Sune, 1938-, Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJC337 .C562 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination143 p. ;
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL72617M
      LC Control Number99173451
      OCLC/WorldCa38991193

      According to the Democracy Index study, Israel (#29 worldwide) is the only democracy in the Middle East, while Tunisia (#69 worldwide) is the only democracy in North Africa. The measure of the level of democracy in nations throughout the world published by Freedom House and various other freedom indices, the Middle Eastern and North African countries with the highest scores are Israel. ‘Vibrant civil society key to democracy’ clash of civilizations — with an increasing polarisation between the Muslims and the Western world. The affect of negative images flashed around. Subject: Human rights The year featured unprecedented strides for gay rights in some parts of the world, particularly in Western Europe and the Americas, but also startling setbacks elsewhere, as in Russia and some countries in Africa. Since the s, Moroccan civil society groups have been proliferating, and they are increasingly.


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