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Striving for Islamic governance: varying contexts, different strategies

Moten, Abdul Rashid (2015) Striving for Islamic governance: varying contexts, different strategies. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 32 (2). pp. 68-89. ISSN 0742-6763

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Muslim-majority countries are striving with some success to reshape their governance models along Islamic lines. Some countries have opted for implementing the Shari‘ah, whereas others have focused on applying personalstatuslaws. Thisstudy analyzesthe attempts made by specific leadersin the IslamicRepublic of Pakistan, the secular Republic of Turkey, and multi-ethnic Malaysia to improve their governance models in the areas of human, economic, and social development.Asthese countries adopted differentstrategies, the resultant models of Islamic governance are due largely to the contexts and features of their respective societies. Unlike Pakistan’s authoritarian top-down approach, Turkey and Malaysia largely embraced democratic principles, operated a new hybrid economic model that combined the characteristics of Islamic and capitalist market systems, and worked closely with the West. Many consider these two models, although “partial” in their approach, to be examples of open and democratic Islamic governance that are relatively appreciated by the West.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1667/45420
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic governance, secularism, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.7 Islam and politics
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Professor Abdul Rashid Moten
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 08 May 2016 07:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45420

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