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Title Religion and civil society in the Arab world : in the vortex of globalization and tradition / edited by Tania Haddad, Elie Al Hindy
Edition 1st
Published New Delhi : Routledge India, 2018
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Series Ethics, human rights and global political thought
Contents Chapter Introduction: changing role of civil society in the Arab world / TANIA HADDAD AND ELIE AL HINDY -- part PART I Sacred/non-secular perspectives on civil society and politics in the Arab world -- chapter 1 Disambiguating the idea of public sphere and secularism in the Middle East / DARA SALAM -- chapter 2 Civil society and non-profit governance in the Arab world / TANIA HADDAD -- chapter 3 Rethinking Arab civil society: Arab Revolutions and reconceptualization of civil society / ZAID EYADAT -- chapter 4 The changing role of Arab civil society: between fundamentalism and civic activism / ELIE AL HINDY -- part PART II Significant case studies -- chapter 5 Trapped in a vicious circle? Why Egyptian civil society failed to capitalize on the revolution / MOUSTAFA KHALIL -- chapter 6 Civil society and political transition: the cases of Tunisia and Libya ELIE ABOUAOUN -- chapter 7 Religion, relief and reform: the history of civil society in Lebanon / TANIA HADDAD -- chapter 8 Constraints on Lebanese nongovernmental organizations: a survey of the literature / MELISSA AJAMIAN
Summary This book examines the links between civil society, religion and politics in the Middle East and North Africa region. The chapters in the volume explore the role of religion in shaping and changing the public sphere in regions that are developing and/or in conflict. They also discuss how these relations are reflected on civil society organizations and the role they are expected to play in transitional periods. A comprehensive study of how the Arab civil society has come into being and its changing roles, this eclectic work will be of interest to scholars and researchers of politics, especially political Islam, international relations, Middle East Studies, African Studies, sociology and social anthropology.examines the dynamic roles of civil society organizations and religion in the Middle East and North Africaexplores the future of the Arab civil society post-'Arab Spring' events, and how the latter continues to reshape the demand for democracy in the region.investigates the conceptual dilemmas regarding what is 'civil society' in the Arab world today
Subject Religion and civil society -- Arab countries
Religion and politics -- Arab countries
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Civics & Citizenship.
RELIGION -- Religion, Politics & State.
Religion and civil society.
Religion and politics.
Social conditions.
Arab countries -- Religion
Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Arab countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Haddad, Tania, editor
Hindy, Elie Al, editor
ISBN 0429462956