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2006

Selected Works

Anthony Chase

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Full-Text Articles in Political Science

Review Of Peter Uvin's 'Human Rights And Development', Anthony Chase Dec 2005

Review Of Peter Uvin's 'Human Rights And Development', Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

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Liberal Islam And 'Islam And Human Rights': A Sceptic's View, Anthony Chase Dec 2005

Liberal Islam And 'Islam And Human Rights': A Sceptic's View, Anthony Chase

Anthony Chase

Liberal Islam has become increasingly prominent in academic discourse with its argument that Islam is the necessary foundation to human rights in the Muslim world. This article argues that this theoretical premise is misguided. Instead of whether or not the rights regime makes sense given political, economic, and social context in Muslim-majority states, in a liberal Islam paradigm the question becomes whether or not there are convincing doctrinal arguments regarding the place of human rights in Islamic law. This accepts, in essence, the need for literalist religious justifications for human rights, making an argument for rights a dispute over religious ...