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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Western Society The person interacts directly with the state ( as an individual ) in the capacity of citizen . ... Such dichotomy risks raising the objection that individuals in Western societies do indeed identify with groups .
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 ...
As noted earlier , the main trend in " Orientalist ” studies considers that these principles stressing the unique worth and individuality of human beings were defeated by a practice that increasingly subjected the individual's freedom ...
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