The West and Islam: Western Liberal Democracy versus the System of Shura

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 26, 2003 - History - 288 pages
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This book analyzes the relationship between Western and Islamic political ideas. The focus is on the similarities and differences between Western liberal democracy and shura - often seen as the Islamic counterpart to Western democracy. This is the first work to provide a direct and detailed comparison between the two systems of ideas, as given expression in the concrete political systems which have emerged.

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Mishal Fahm al-Sulami is Assistant Professor of Modern Western Political Thought in the Arts and Humanities Faculty, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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