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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It democratuc a fresh analysis of Iran’s Islamic revolution–how it has evolved into the pervasive, post-Islamist reform movement of the early twenty-first century, and how it differed from Egypt’s religious “passive revolution.

Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. 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: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Every graduate student working on the politics of the region needs to read it. demofratic

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Bayat skillfully interweaves social, economic and political change with intellectual debate in both countries.

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 concessions from the regimes. Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that have used religion to unleash social and political change, either to legitimize authoritarian rule or, in contrast, to construct an inclusive faith that embraces a democratic polity.


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

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Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Poor People’s Movements in Iran For those with a little more experience with both nations I azef still recommend the book due the nature of exploring deeper questions as to whether Islam is inherently authoritarian.

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I’d like to read this ialam on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Though Bayat sees no necessary hostility between the two, Muslims in the Middle East are in practice caught between authoritarian regimes, authoritarian Islamist oppositions, and foreign military occupation. Stanford University Press; 1st edition May 16, Language: If you value reason baywt out how to join us today. Share your thoughts with other customers. Longing for the Lost Caliphate: Bayat’s study therefore contributes to a growing body of literature concerned with the various trajectories of Islamist movements and parties throughout the region.


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He offers a new approach to Islam and democracy, outlining how the social struggles of student organizations, youth and women’s groups, the intelligentsia, and other social movements can make Islam democratic.

His book provides an important understanding of the great anxiety of our demcratic global march of “Muslim rage”–and offers a hopeful picture of a democratic Middle East. It’s a quick read and can keep your attention. Finally an account that looks bayaf how ordinary Muslims find ways to reconcile faith and democratic norms in their daily lives and fight for democratic change in Egypt and Iran.

Other editions – View all Making Islam democratic: In many respects Iran and Eygpt are opposites. Bayat spends a majority of the time focusing on Iran after the revolution and Egypt makinb the early 70’s to late 90’s.

Switching his focus between the two, Bayat provides a powerful contrast between different kinds of Islamic society. Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn.

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