States Without Citizens: Understanding the Islamic Crisis
The ideals of civic activism and public service that inspired the Western Renaissance are absent in the Islamic world. Islamic religio-moral ethics aim at salvation; Islamic social ethics aim at clan dominance. Western-inspired solutions to the Islamic crisis are inappropriate to Islamic states, in as much as they are states without citizens. To mitigate the violence engendered by the Islamic crisis, culturally authentic institutions must be created that will instill a civic ethics of common cause and public service. The author recommends this approach for policy makers and development managers and deplores the dangerous vacuity of such drumbeat cliches as the clash of civilizations that have gained currency in the war on terrorism.
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Russian advances in Turkestan and the Caucasus further constrain the Qajarid Persian and Ottoman spheres of influence . ... 1900s 1907 The Anglo - Russian Convention divides Persia ( Iran ) into spheres of influence .
Such thinking suggests that suspicions of his Persian Shi'i origin may be correct because appreciation for philosophy had survived in Shi'ism . Amid his wanderings , al - Afghani spent an eight - year span ( 1871-1879 ) in Egypt .
Curtis Harnack , Persian Lions , Persian Lambs ( New York : Holt , Rinehart , and Winston , 1965 : 42-46 ) ; redacted in Joseph S. Szyliowicz , Education and Modernization in the Middle East ( Ithaca and London : Cornell University ...
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