Islam and Human Rights: Advancing a U.S.-Muslim Dialogue (Google eBook)

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Shireen Hunter, Huma Malik
CSIS, 2005 - Political Science - 144 pages
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In the last few years, issues related to human rights, including encouraging the democratization of Muslim societies from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, have acquired great importance in shaping the character of U.S.-Muslim relations and U.S. policy toward Muslim countries.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
EVOLVING CONCEPTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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A DISTINCTLY ISLAMIC VIEW OF HUMAN RIGHTS DOES IT EXIST AND IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION O...
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WOMENS RIGHTS IN ISLAM NORMATIVE TEACHINGS VERSUS PRACTICE
43
MINORITY RIGHTS IN ISLAM FROM DHIMMI TO CITIZEN
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THE CAUSES OF MUSLIM COUNTRIES POOR RECORD OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND US FOREIGN POLICY RECONCILING IDEALS AND INTERESTS
110
CONCLUSIONS
122
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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INDEX
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ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
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About the author (2005)

Shireen T. Hunter is director of the Islam Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC. She is the author of many books, including The Future of Islam and the West (Praeger/CSIS, 1998).

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