Amel Azzouz, [Religious Freedom in a Muslim Democracy: Case of new Tunisian Constitution]

Amel Azzouz is a member of Ennahdha’s Shura Council and teacher of English language and literature in the Tunisian university. She’s a former member of Tunisian Constituent Assembly and received master of political science in Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. Her paper talks the the change of Tunisia’s constitution post revolution.…

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Episode 018 – Dr Radwan A. Masmoudi – Democratic Transition in Tunisia

This week’s episode features a speech by Dr. Radwan Masmoudi. Recorded on 10th July 2019 at IDEAS’ Public Forum titled “Democractic Transition: Successes and Challenges”. He focuses on the democratic transition in Tunisia. Dr Radwan Masmoudi. Radwan A. Masmoudi is the Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID),…

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Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Reviewed by Dr. Niaz A. Shah* Abdulaziz Sachedina has set himself the noble but challenging task of searching for a human rights system in the Islamic tradition, a system that would guarantee human dignity and which would not conflict with the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sachedina endeavors to go to the foundational…

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Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy

Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies Reviewed by Faisal Kutty* Nineteenth-century French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that the relationship between religion and democracy in the West was the “great problem of our time.” While arguably it may be less significant in the West now, it is altogether a different matter in the Muslim…

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