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Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Nathan J. Brown


This book analyzes the politics of religion in the Arab world after the emergence of new public spheres over the past few decades. By examining those spheres as they really are, rather than measuring them against an ideal of democratic deliberation, the arguments and the spheres within which they are occur are revealed to be lively and increasingly participatory but also polarizing, divisive, and far from egalitarian. While they have grown in force, these spheres are not efficacious, leading to a widening gap between regimes and the societies they govern. Focusing on arguments aired in new and ... More

Keywords: politics of religion, Arab world, constitution, family law, education, Arab politics, coalition building

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190619428
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan J. Brown, author
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, The George Washington University