Citizenship, Identity, and Education in Muslim Communities: Essays on Attachment and Obligation

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Michael S. Merry, Jeffrey Ayala Milligan
Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 15, 2010 - Education - 220 pages
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This volume represents a rich multi-disciplinary contribution to an expanding literature on citizenship, identity, and education in a variety of majority and minority Muslim communities. Among its aims is to establish the theoretical possibility of a philosophically and doctrinally plausible overlapping consensus between Islam and democracy, to identify respect for difference as one critical component of that
overlapping consensus, and to examine a range of Islamic educational practices in various socio-historical contexts. Accordingly, each of these essays offers important insights into the various ways one may identify with, and participate in, different democratic and democratizing societies to which Muslims belong. 

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About the author (2010)

Michael S. Merry is Professor of Philosophy of Education and chair of the department of History and Philosophy in the faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jeffrey Ayala Milligan is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education and International Development Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University.