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.
Results 1-3 of 88
As noted above , the words " freedom " and " citizen " are closely linked in American and Western - political discourse . ... In a general sense , the concept of citizenship has the two elements of reciprocal relation and identity .
concept and capacity of the citizen . The words used for “ citizen " in the indigenous languages of the Islamic world , unsurprisingly , were all invented in modern times . Loanwords notwithstanding , the state - led approach to ...
10 Shifting the focus to the individual , Ullman considers the passage from medieval to modern times to correspond to the transition from subjects to " full fledged citizens . " 11 As for Leca , the crisis of modern citizenship seems to ...
What people are saying - Write a review
Cultures in History
Contrast in Ethics
Critique of Endeavors
2 other sections not shown