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Professor Asef Bayat first coined the term ‘post-Islamism’ in a essay to describe the nascent reform movement in Iran, and it caught on like. Book Review of Asef Bayat’s “Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn.”. In this book, Asef Bayat proposes that democratic ideals have less to do with the Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that.

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Iranian by birth and education, he lived through the Revolution and studied its politics closely.

Alexa Actionable Batat for the Web. Join the Rationalist Association today. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The paradigm case of post-Islamism is Iran.

Bayat sensibly cuts through the banal question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy by pointing out that there is no necessary or intrinsic relation: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamic Turn by Asef Bayat

Write a customer review. Bayat’s rich empirical analysis is among the best of recent work on social movements in the region. Switching his focus between the two, Bayat provides a powerful contrast between different kinds of Awef society. Get to Know Us. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Poor People’s Movements in Iran While most political scientists examine how political institutions shape the likely political trajectories of Islamist parties, Bayat’s focus on the social trajectory of these movements provides a rich addition to the literature.


Almost alone amongst scholars of the region in having expertise on both Iran and the Arab world, and with a deep commitment to combining regional knowledge with social theory, Bayat has produced a work of originality and quality.

Persian and Arabic Journals Cited. The best book on the subject of Islam and Democracy. Part autobiographical and baayt incisive, Making Islam Democratic shows the opportunities and obstacles to making Islam compatible with democracy, focusing incisively on practice—how political and religious activists and thinkers in Iran and Egypt have struggled dempcratic peoples’ imaginations and competed for the control of key institutions that define core social and political values.


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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Every graduate student working on the politics bbayat the region needs to read it. Stanford University Press; 1st edition May 16, Language: For all those interested in the question of Islam and Democracy, it is a must-read. Switching his focus between the two, Bayat provides a powerful contrast between different kinds of Islamic society. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. It is only under conditions of modernity and secularisation that some Jews and Christians, and now some Muslims, have come to read democracy into their religions at all. The Changing Faces of Political Islam. Unlike in Iran there is a stagnation of intellectual life, including Islamic scholarship, which mainly consists of a repetition of the debates of the 19th century. Sign In Forgot password? Excerpt from Chapter 1.


The first chapter draws the contrast.

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But it is a curious piety. Finally an account that looks at how ordinary Muslims find ways to reconcile faith and democratic norms in their daily lives and fight for democratic change in Egypt and Iran. Nonetheless, focusing on Iran and Egypt, he sees grounds for hope, mainly in post-Islamist social movements which may establish a presence in civil society sufficient to force lslam from the regimes.