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The Resource The wave : man, God, and the ballot box in the Middle East, Reuel Marc Gerecht

The wave : man, God, and the ballot box in the Middle East, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Label
The wave : man, God, and the ballot box in the Middle East
Title
The wave
Title remainder
man, God, and the ballot box in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Reuel Marc Gerecht
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The promise of democracy for Muslims offers something historically unparalleled. But how powerful is the idea of democracy in the Middle East? Could the region actually be at the beginning of a democratic wave, or is a "democratic recession" under way in Islamic lands? In The Wave, Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the secular left and the religious right and asserts that America must reassess democracy's supposed lack of a future in the region. The author explains the importance of those countries that hold the keys to the success or failure of democracy in the region, most notably Egypt, Turkey, Iran, and the United States. He tells why mainstream Islamist groups today see elections, not revolution, as a means for society to maintain akhlaq: the mores that define good Muslims. And he shows why any legitimate form of government in the contemporary Arab Middle East must be seen to be complementary to the Prophet Muhammad's legacy and the Holy Law. If democracy is to succeed in Arab lands, he concludes, it will be because devout Arabs have decided that their faith and representative government can meld
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.05/4
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1758.A91
LC item number
G47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press publication
Series volume
no. 608
Label
The wave : man, God, and the ballot box in the Middle East, Reuel Marc Gerecht
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Herbert & Jane Dwight working group on islamism and the international order"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 160 p.
Isbn
9780817913366
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011017204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn701013347
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn740893836
Label
The wave : man, God, and the ballot box in the Middle East, Reuel Marc Gerecht
Publication
Note
"Herbert & Jane Dwight working group on islamism and the international order"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 160 p.
Isbn
9780817913366
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011017204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn701013347
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn740893836

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