Title

History of Islam: Is it compatible with democracy?

Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Craig Walton

Number of Pages

142

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Compatible; Democracy; History; Islam

Controlled Subject

International law; Political science

Disciplines

Higher Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

3717.12 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

Comments

This material has been removed at the request of the author.

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/41kp-bamv


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