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

Don’t have an account? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The author lived for many years in both countries – so much of the book is based on primary sources in Persian and Arabic.

For all those interested in the question of Islam and Democracy, it is a must-read. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Since their problems have recently become our problems too, this excellent book should be very widely read. 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.

Please try again later. For Permissions, please email: Bulliet, Columbia University, author of The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization “Asef Bayats lucid and authoritative study sheds much-needed light on the vexed topic of Islam and democracy. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


idlam Iranian by birth and education, he lived through the Revolution and studied its politics closely. Eickelman maming of Muslim Politics. Whether Islam is compatible with democracy is an increasingly asked question, but ultimately a misguided one. Get to Know Us. Poor People’s Movements in Iran Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that have used religion to unleash social and political change, either to legitimize authoritarian rule or, in contrast, to construct an inclusive faith that embraces a democratic polity.

The introduction in particular is powerful. For those with a little more experience with both nations I would still recommend the book due the nature of exploring deeper questions as to whether Islam is inherently authoritarian.

In this book, Asef Bayat proposes that democratic ideals have less to do with the essence of any religion than with how it is practiced. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. This Islamism only becomes political in relation to external enemies: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This book is a must-read for anyone bayzt with the future of democracy in Muslim-majority societies. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The State and the Fragmentation of Islamism Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Both countries are ruled by repressive regimes, but while Iranians develop innovative social and religious ideas, Egyptians seek solace in reinforced piety and religious discipline. Through a rich comparative study of social movements in Egypt and Iran, Bayat persuasively argues that the persistent question of Islam and democracy is one that is fundamentally misguided.


Other editions – View all Making Islam democratic: The best book on the subject of Islam and Democracy. Switching his focus between the two, Bayat provides a powerful contrast between different kinds of Islamic society. The initial phase of Islamisation, with its energy and excitement, was ultimately bogged down by contradictions: Subsequently he lived and worked in Egypt, and got to know that country intimately.

Though Bayat sees no demkcratic hostility between the two, Muslims in the Middle East are in practice caught between authoritarian regimes, authoritarian Islamist oppositions, and foreign military qsef.

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 a democratic Middle East. Surveys in which respondents indicate religious affliliation also indicate that the same people who describe themselves as religious engage in non-marital sex, take alcohol and drugs, and aspire to an American lifestyle.