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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Given the above - noted preeminence of the state , one might question whether the macro - level reforms in the arena of government had been matched by innovations in the arena of civil society . Of relevance here is certain Western ...
Thus , the critical question becomes : How were the authors and teachers of ethics involved in the modernization efforts in Islamic societies , if at all ? There was certainly ample attention given to the necessity for educational ...
Although this similarity of ideas has not been thoroughly examined , it is obvious when comparing the writings in question . In both works the focus on man in his real social condition is reflected in the attention to customs and habits ...
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