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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... which includes the set of institutions that have the authority to make rules within territorial bounds and have a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force . In such theory , the modern state is both separate from and ...
117 In its promotion of Ottoman patriotism , Osmanlilik officially recognised the territorial factor as constitutive of common identity . It came however at a time when other expressions of territorial patriotisms were also emerging ...
However , Osmanlilik and the other forms of territorial patriotism were to be transformed by the power that the national idea and the new forces of nationalism were gaining within the Empire . Thus , at the dawn of the First World War ...
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