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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 341
Professor
Julie Norman
Semester
Winter

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Lecture: Islam Islam and Democracy • Islam compatible with modern state? • democracy? ◦ tradition of shura (consultation)? ◦ resistance to democracy from inside? outside? • threat of democracy? ◦ fear of Islamist takeover • compare with democratic transitions in non-Arab Muslim majority states (Herb)? Islam and the State • Defining the Islamic State ◦ based on sharia (Islamic law) ◦ Saudi Arabia? Iran? Sudan? Pakistan? Islam and IR: Pan-Islamism and OIC • role of Islam in FP? ◦ how define? spectrum? Muslim Politics (183)? ◦ National interest vs. Muslim identity • organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ◦ est. 1969; 57 member states ◦ aims to ▪ preserve Islamic values ▪ promote solidarity ▪ increase cooperation in social, economic, cultural, scie
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