Religion and Civil Society in the Arab World: In the Vortex of Globalization and Tradition

1st Edition

Tania Haddad, Elie Al Hindy

Routledge India
Published June 19, 2018
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9781138561298 - CAT# Y381287
Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

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Summary

This book examines the links between civil society, religion and politics in the Middle East and North Africa region. The chapters in the volume explore the role of religion in shaping and changing the public sphere in regions that are developing and/or in conflict. They also discuss how these relations are reflected on civil society organizations and the role they are expected to play in transitional periods.

This volume:

  • investigates the conceptual dilemmas regarding what is ‘civil society’ in the Arab world today
  • examines the dynamic roles of civil society organizations and religion in the Middle East and North Africa
  • explores the future of the Arab civil society post-‘Arab Spring’ events, and how the latter continues to reshape the demand for democracy in the region.

A comprehensive study of how the Arab civil society has come into being and its changing roles, this eclectic work will be of interest to scholars and researchers of politics, especially political Islam, international relations, Middle East Studies, African Studies, sociology and social anthropology.

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