Professor Asef Bayat first coined the term ‘post-Islamism’ in a essay to describe the nascent reform movement in Iran, and it caught on like. Book Review of Asef Bayat’s “Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn.”. In this book, Asef Bayat proposes that democratic ideals have less to do with the Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that.

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Ships from and sold by indoobestsellers. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. It provides a fresh analysis of Iran’s Islamic revolution–how it has evolved into the pervasive, post-Islamist reform movement of the early twenty-first century, and how it differed from Egypt’s religious “passive revolution.

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It is not, in the end, Islam itself, but the distinct structures of power and authority which continue to make democracy seem a remote prospect in these great but troubled countries. Showing of 3 reviews. Purchase Demicratic prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

His book provides an important understanding of the great dejocratic of our time—the global march of “Muslim rage”—and offers a hopeful picture of a democratic Middle East. Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn. Bayat, combining sociological sophistication with sharply detailed observation, offers hearty fare for those who are tired of the thin gruel served up elsewhere.


The first chapter draws the contrast.

Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamic Turn by Asef Bayat

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Citing articles via Google Scholar. Switching his focus between the two, Bayat provides a powerful contrast between different kinds of Islamic society.

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Though Bayat sees no necessary hostility between the two, Muslims in the Middle East are in practice caught between authoritarian regimes, authoritarian Islamist oppositions, and foreign military occupation. His book provides an important understanding of the great anxiety of our time–the global march of “Muslim rage”–and offers a hopeful picture of mwking democratic Middle East. Bayat insists that it is not anti-Islamism, and points out that many of those calling for reform are Muslims, pious even.

Iranian by birth and education, he lived through the Revolution and byat its politics closely. Finally an account that looks at how ordinary Muslims find ways to reconcile faith and democratic norms in their daily lives and fight for democratic change in Egypt and Iran.


He offers a new approach to Islam and democracy, outlining how the social struggles of student organizations, youth and women’s groups, the intelligentsia, and other social movements can make Islam democratic.

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At the same time it has incorporated religious themes and personnel into itself and used them as means of legitimacy and control. Stanford University Press Amazon. Subsequently he lived and worked in Egypt, and got to know that country intimately.

Amazon Aseg allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Surveys in which respondents indicate religious affliliation also indicate that the same people who ma,ing themselves as religious engage in non-marital sex, take alcohol and drugs, and aspire to an American lifestyle.

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