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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3 In fact , in both ancient Greece and Rome , citizenship was a privilege of the few . In the " democracy " of the Greek city - states , women , slaves , and “ resident foreigners ” 4 were excluded from the status of citizenship .
11 As for Leca , the crisis of modern citizenship seems to lie in the “ logical dilemma " and yet , “ sociological necessity ” of the combination of two contradictory principles in our societies : that of the " private ” and that of the ...
In fact , one of the features of modern citizenship is that it developed through the tension between the two opposing principles of communality and individuality . Citizenship is a status conferred on persons admitted , as individuals ...
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