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Democratization of Islamic movements: Why ballot not bullet?


Mohd Zain, Mohd Izani and Ahmad Apandi, Laila Suriya (2005) Democratization of Islamic movements: Why ballot not bullet? Journal of international studies . pp. 27-36. ISSN 1823-691X

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Abstract

The relationship between Islam and democracy can be viewed based on the participation of Islamic movement in the democratic process through election.This democratization of Islamic movement became more significant in early 1990s when authoritarian governments accepted democracy and introduced the multi-party system.The Islamic movement and Muslims have accepted democracy as the channel to obtain legal political means because some of the principles of democracy such as justice, freedom and equality are embodied in (syura) in Islamic politics.For further discussion on the democratization of Islamic movement, this paper explores several factors that influence Islamic movement to participate in the democratic process through election.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Laila Suriya Ahmad Apandi
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 03:51
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 03:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6201

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