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Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus

Andrew F. March


This book examines both the liberal and the Islamic legal and doctrinal treatments of the moral and political terms of residence and citizenship in a non-Muslim liberal democracy. It seeks to stage an ideal moral encounter between contemporary political liberalism and evolving Islamic doctrinal discourses, first elaborating a uniquely detailed methodology for normative inquiry across ethical and religious traditions, asking what is involved morally and epistemically in justifying conceptions of justice and political morality in an ethical framework not one’s own. It then proposes an ideal-typi ... More

Keywords: citizenship, political liberalism, overlapping consensus, Islamic law, Muslim minorities, fiqh al-aqalliyyat, recognition, solidarity, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195330960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew F. March, author
James Madison College Michigan State University
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