History of Islam: Is it compatible with democracy?
Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This thesis examines the compatibility of Islam and democracy. The serious nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks prompted the United States and some international actors to embark on a "war on terrorism." U.S. foreign policy has been inadequate in its mission of diplomacy with Islam. A historical discussion focuses on the religion of Islam and the theories of democracy. The serious nature of the issue necessitates an alternative to the current U.S. foreign policy. It is advocated that the theory of deliberative democracy applied practically is the best alternative method to address a favorable synthesis of Islam linked with democracy. Ethical issues that pertain to this dilemma will be examined and recommended.
Compatible; Democracy; History; Islam
International law; Political science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Motschenbacher, Kristopher Jay, "History of Islam: Is it compatible with democracy?" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1788.