After Jihad America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy

ISBN-10: 0374529337

ISBN-13: 9780374529338

Edition: 2004

Authors: Noah Feldman
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Description: A brave and timely examination of America's great dilemma in the Muslim world Published just as the United States went to war in Iraq, After Jihad put Noah Feldman "into the center of an unruly brawl now raging in policy circles over what to do with the Arab world" (The New York Times Book Review). A year later, the questions Feldman raises-and answers-are at the center of every serious discussion about America's role in the world. How can Islam and democracy be reconciled? How can the United States sponsor emerging Islamic democrats without appeasing radicals and terrorists? Can we responsibly remain allies with stable but repressive Arab regimes, chaotic emerging democracies, and Israel as well? After Jihad made Feldman, in a stroke, the leading Western authority on emerging Islamic democracy--and the most prominent adviser to the Iraqis drafting a constitution for their newly freed nation. This paperback edition--which includes a new preface taking account of recent events--is the best single book on the nature of Islam today and on the forms Islam is likely to take in the coming years.

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List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Noah Feldman is Associate Professor of Law at New York University and, in 2003, was Senior Constitutional Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. He is the author of After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003).

Preface to the Paperback Edition
The Revolution That Wasn't
Islam and Democracy in Contact
The Idea of Islamic Democracy
Islamic Democracy, Not Islamist Democracy
Islam, the West, and the Question of Opposition
Islam and Democracy as Mobile Ideas
The Resilience of Islam
God's Rule and the People's Rule
Islamic Equality
Islamic Liberty
The Universality of Mobile Ideas
Varieties of Islamic Democracy
Democratization and Muslim Reality: An Overview
Iran: Islamic Democracy in the Balance
Turkey: The Outlier
Islam and Democracy in South and Southeast Asia: Mobility and Possibility
Pakistan: The Islamic State and the Struggle for Stability
The Diversity of the Arabs
Monarchies with Oil: The Rentier State in Action
Kings Without Oil
The Dictators and the Islamists: The Puzzle of Egypt
Regime Change and Its Consequences: Dictators with Oil
The Big Picture: Islam, Democracy, and the Contact of Mobile Ideas
The Necessity of Islamic Democracy
Why Democracy? The Pragmatic Argument
Neutralizing Anti-Americanism by Refuting It
Doing the Right Thing
How to Do It
Democracy's Muslim Allies
Imagining an Islamic Democracy
After Jihad
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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