Episode 033 – Saeed Ahmed Rid; Does Democracy positively affect Religious freedom? A case Study of Pakistan

Saeed Ahmed Rid is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK and his postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, UK. In this paper, he tried to explain how a regime type affects religious freedom…

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Episode 032 – Jani Kinnunen, The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices

Jani Kinnunen is a researcher at Åbo Akademi, Finland. His research interests include data science related to economics and political science. His application work has focused on freedoms in economic and political systems, mergers and acquisitions, and real options. His paper studies how the combination of political regime and religious freedoms are related to human…

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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…

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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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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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