Toward New Democratic Imaginaries - İstanbul Seminars on by Seyla Benhabib, Volker Kaul

By Seyla Benhabib, Volker Kaul

This quantity combines rigorous empirical and theoretical analyses with political engagement to seem past reductive short-hands that forget about the old evolution and different types of Islamic doctrine and that deny the complexities of Muslim societies' encounters with modernity itself. Are Islam and democracy appropriate? will we shed the language of 'Islam vs. the West' for brand spanking new political imaginaries?

The authors study struggles over political legitimacy because the Arab Spring and the increase of Al Qaeda and ISIS of their old and political complexity around the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) zone. Distinguishing multiculturalism from interculturalism and knowing a number of modernities, philosophers within the quantity tease out the complexities of civilizational encounters. the quantity additionally indicates how the Paris massacres or the Danish cartoon controversy don't stay restricted to Europe yet effect struggles and confrontations inside Muslim societies. Gender and Islam are addressed from a comparative viewpoint bringing into dialog not just the adventure of alternative Muslim nations with Islamic legislation but additionally by way of analysing Jewish kin law.

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The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective in France, Germany and Turkey,” in: Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2011), pp. 166–184; here pp. 178 ff. pageID = 238&nID = 92415&NewsCatID = 386 Hurriyet, Daily News. 12 It is this coming-together of a revolt against a nationalist and stultifying past, combined with a state-protected free-market Islamism, oriented toward a never-quite successful, Ottomanist pluralism, that characterizes the Turkish democratic experiment with moderate Islam.

23 Being placed in such a condition not only has consequences for women’s personal future, but the status of their children from future unions remains “outside the law,” just as the disposition of their own property and assets remains precarious. ” This would involve dividing social arenas such as education, family law, criminal justice, and immigration into “‘sub-matters’: multiple, separable yet complementary, legal components’” (in this volume). Shachar thus encourages cooperative jurisdictions between religious and state authorities to respect both rights and religious cum cultural identities.

When compared with the archaic brutality of the executions undertaken by ISIS in the form of beheadings by the sword, it is hard not to be bewildered by this bizarre mixture of premodern hatreds advertised by postmodern means. Together with the disintegration of the nation-states in this region, we are facing a return to a kind of “postmodern feudalism,”2 that is, the emergence of regimes and movements that absorb the accoutrements of modernity in technology and communication while rejecting modernity’s legacy of individualism, egalitarianism, critical thought, and political autonomy.

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