5th Annual INFoL Conference Papers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017)

  Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society YAM Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz   ‘Religion and State are Twin Brothers’: Classical Muslim Political Theory Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud   Democratic Transition in the Muslim World: Prerequisites and Obstacles Dr. Syed Farid al-Atas   Deconstructing a Dilemma: Democracy versus Islam Dr. Alim Yilmaz   Political…

5th International Conference, 27 – 28 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Report

Istanbul Network 5th International Conference Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World Istanbul Network for Liberty held its fifth annual conference in collaboration with International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia on the 27th and 28th of November 2017. A special thanks to CIPE, Atlas Network and IDEAS for their sponsorship of the conference. This…

5th INFoL Conference Agenda

  In 1993, seminal political scientist Samuel Huntington wrote, “Islamic concepts of politics differ from and contradict the premises of democratic politics.” (The Third Wave, Page 267). Fast forward 25 years. The Muslim-majority nations are now more democratic than ever. Arab Spring has unleashed new dynamics noting both progress and reversals. There is a simultaneous…