The ILN Post: Economics and Challenges of Democratic Debates

Author: Dr. Aymen Bouganmi is a researcher and a professor at the Tunisian University. He has published several books, research studies and articles specializing in politics and geo-economics in Arab and foreign newspapers and websites. In a world of regressing democracy, exploding inequalities and unprecedented threats of climate change, it is striking how economic expertise… Continue reading The ILN Post: Economics and Challenges of Democratic Debates

The ILN Post: Migrations

Author:Dzenan Smajic is a Fellow of Islam & Liberty Network. He is a freelance journalist and blog editor in Bosnia and Herzegovina and author. For decades policymakers have been discussing migration problems and how they are interconnected with democratic deficit in source states and does it mean valuable human capital loss or the picture is… Continue reading The ILN Post: Migrations

Islamization of Knowledge Needs a Stock-Taking

Ali Salman

Ali Salman In 1987, the celebrated Malaysian intellectual and philosopher Syed Naquib Al-attas founded International Institute of Islamic Civilization (ISTAC) in Kuala Lumpur with the support of then Minister of Education Anwar Ibrahim. ISTAC was a part of institutionalization of the Islamization of knowledge project, which formally dates back to an international conference in Mecca… Continue reading Islamization of Knowledge Needs a Stock-Taking

Islam, Democracy and Civil Society

Author: Chandran Kukathas* What is the relationship between Islam, democracy, and civil society? This is the question which supplies the topic of this essay, Its purpose, more particularly, is to explore the place of Islam in the modern world-a world which contemporary writers increasingly try to understand by invoking the notions of democracy and civil… Continue reading Islam, Democracy and Civil Society

Civil Society, Religion and Islam

Author: Norman Barry*    “Islam Civil Society and Market Economy”, ed: Atilla Yayla, Ankara: Liberte Publications, 1999 (first print).    This paper was presented in the International Symposium titled Islam Civil Society and Market Economy held at 18-19 of May, 1998 in Istanbul. The concept of civil society is closely associated with the post-communist era.(1) Although… Continue reading Civil Society, Religion and Islam