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Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Jocelyne Cesari and José Casanova


This volume reframes the debate around Islam and women’s rights within a broader comparative literature. It examines the complex and contingent historical relationships between religion, secularism, democracy, law, and gender equality. Part I addresses the nexus of religion, law, gender, and democracy through different disciplinary perspectives (sociology, anthropology, political science, law). Part II localizes the implementation of this nexus between law, gender, and democracy, and provides contextualized responses to questions raised in Part I. The contributors explore the situation of Musl ... More

Keywords: democracy, religion, secularism, Muslim women rights, law, gender inequality

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788553
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jocelyne Cesari, editor
Professor of Religion and Politics, University of Birmingham; Senior Research fellow, Georgetown University's Berkley Center

José Casanova, editor
Professor at the Department of Sociology, Georgetown University

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Jocelyne Cesari and Jose Casanova

Part I The Nexus of Religion, Gender, and Democracy

5 Islamic Feminism

Susanne Schröter

Part II Localizing the Interplays between Gender, Law, and Democracy in Different National Contexts

11 Making Spaces in Malaysia

Maila Stivens Conclusion Jose Casanova and Jocelyne Cesari

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