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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The answer to that question derives from the phenomenon of nationalism , which , one should note , is uniquely Western . Nationalism is the outcome of three developments : an indigenous populace wresting political and economic dominance ...
Consequent to nationalist agitation in Egypt , the British terminated their protectorate in 1922 , and the Khedive's ... A key symbol in the nationalism of that time was Pharaonic Egypt : the vision of an independent country , equal to ...
... Industrial Revolution and its associated epistemology ( philosophy of knowledge ) and philosophy of science , ( 2 ) constitutionalism , and ( 3 ) societal mobilization , whose ethos was passing from revolutionary to nationalist .
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