The Islamic World and the West: An Introduction to Political Cultures and International Relations

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Kai Hafez, Mary Ann Kenny
BRILL, Jan 1, 2000 - Social Science - 246 pages
The anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam. It outlines similarities and differences in the understanding, perception and communication of basic politico-ideological issues like modernity democracy, human rights, violence, the emancipation of women, and economic development and social justice. It details its analyses in country studies on relations between the USA and Europe on the one side and Algeria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Bosnia, Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Central Asia and Pakistan on the other side. The book, which was first published in Germany, was deemed to be "a convincing reply to Huntington" (Suddeutsche Zeitung). Mostly German scholars and scholars working in Germany present original insights into a complex matter that although at the heart of international and intercultural relations is often treated in simplistic ways.
 

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Contents

Kai Hafez
3
Reinhard Schulze
21
judrun Kramer
33
Heiner Bielefeldt
46
Irmgard Finn
57
Thomas Scheffler
70
Volker Nienhaus
86
Annette Junemann
103
Sonja Hegasy
146
Erhard Franz
161
Catherine Samary
176
Alexander Flores
188
Henner Furtig
204
Rainer FreitagWirminghaus
217
Ahmed
231
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Andreas Rieck
127

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Kai Hafez, who studied at Georgetown University, Washington, DC., and received his Ph.D. in History, Political Science and Journalism at the University of Hamburg, is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Middle East Studies (Deutsches Orient-Institut), Hamburg, and a Lecturer on comparative politics at the Institute for Political Science, University of Hamburg.

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