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What Is Islamic Democracy? The Three Cs Of Islamic Governance, Muqtedar Khan Dec 2014

What Is Islamic Democracy? The Three Cs Of Islamic Governance, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This book chapter explores the three Cs of Islamic Governance; Constitution, Consultation and Consent.


Has Modernity Failed The Muslim World?, Muqtedar Khan Oct 2014

Has Modernity Failed The Muslim World?, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

Modernity had come to the Muslim World. But it did not deliver. There is no stability, no freedom, no real democracy and no earned prosperity and no scientific vitality in the Muslim World. Perhaps rather than continuing to ask the old question is Islam compatible with modernity, we need to ask has modernity failed Muslims.


Candidate Selection In Bolivia’S Mixed-Member System: Determinants Of Candidate Selection In Bolivia’S 1993 And 1997 Legislative Elections, Miguel Centellas May 2014

Candidate Selection In Bolivia’S Mixed-Member System: Determinants Of Candidate Selection In Bolivia’S 1993 And 1997 Legislative Elections, Miguel Centellas

Miguel Centellas

Mixed-member electoral systems became a popular choice for “electoral engineers” in the 1990s. Countries as diverse as Venezuela, Hungary, Lesotho, and Italy adopted the system. The assumption was that introducing single-member districts (SMDs) in countries that used list proportional representation electoral systems would introduce “constituency” oriented legislators who could be more easily held accountable to voters. This paper explores any changes associated with the adoption of a mixed-member electoral system in Bolivia. It does so through a candidate-level analysis looking at differences in candidate profiles between two elections (1993 and 1997) and between two tiers (list and nominal) in the ...


Global And Regional Determinants Of Regime Type: Pakistan, Jakob A Friedman Apr 2014

Global And Regional Determinants Of Regime Type: Pakistan, Jakob A Friedman

Jakob A Friedman

Abstract: Traditional fields of study for international relations (IR) scholars have revolved around the question of how regimes interact with one another in the international sphere. This paper deals with answering the question of how regimes emerge in the first place. To this end, there are two competing narratives in IR, which seek to explain the origins of regime type. The first is that regimes are shaped entirely by a given nations regional security concerns, the other is that regimes emerge in response to global political paradigms. Throughout the exploration of the political history of Pakistan, this paper seeks to ...


Transformative Conflict Resolution In An Unstable Neighbourhood: Turkey’S Conflict Resolution Efforts In The Middle East, Talha Kose Mar 2014

Transformative Conflict Resolution In An Unstable Neighbourhood: Turkey’S Conflict Resolution Efforts In The Middle East, Talha Kose

Talha Kose

Turkey had pursued a foreign policy in the Middle East that focused on transformative conflict resolution until the beginning of the “Arab Spring”. This transformative conflict resolution approach had aimed at bringing holistic and systemic change to the entire region. Turkish foreign policy had aimed at transforming the conflict producing structures, tried to engage positively with the actors and elites and attempted to change the securitydominated agenda into a multi-dimensional agenda. Despite the dominant discourse of the transformative conflict resolution, in practice the most effective conflict resolution methods and tools that Turkey utilised during this period fell under the management ...


Islam, Democracy And Islamism After The Counterrevolution In Egypt, Muqtedar Khan Mar 2014

Islam, Democracy And Islamism After The Counterrevolution In Egypt, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article examines Muslim Brotherhood's governance during its brief reign and advances recommendations for reform.


The Kurdish Factor In Turkey-Syria Relations (2012-2013), Edgar Elbakyan Feb 2014

The Kurdish Factor In Turkey-Syria Relations (2012-2013), Edgar Elbakyan

Intcess14 International Conference on Education and Social Sciences

The current research investigates the influence of the Kurdish factor on Turkey-Syria relations, making an emphasis on the events taken place in 2012-2013. The research aims at investigating the background of the Kurdish factor on Turkey-Syria relations, evaluating the role that Kurdish factor played/plays in the formation of the Turkish stance on the Syrian conflict, as well as composing a scientific research that can serve as a primary source for the further researches concerning both Turkey-Syria relations and the Syrian conflict.

By comparative and analytical methods of scientific research the current article promotes the following thesis: the Kurdish factor ...


Review: The Bush Leadership, The Power Of Ideas, And The War On Terror, Dylan Kissane Jan 2014

Review: The Bush Leadership, The Power Of Ideas, And The War On Terror, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

No abstract provided.


Sumud: The Palestinian Art Of Existence, Rebecca Gould Jan 2014

Sumud: The Palestinian Art Of Existence, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Paradoxical Effect Of Multipolarity Over The South American Security Governance, Víctor M. Mijares Jan 2014

The Paradoxical Effect Of Multipolarity Over The South American Security Governance, Víctor M. Mijares

Víctor M Mijares

Breaking the enduring idea on security regionalism’s relative isolation, multipolarity is a global phenomenon with tangible consequences, even for a so-called peace zone. The attempts for an autonomous South American security governance agreement were directly connected with changes in the distribution of power at the international structural level. However, the same force that allowed the rise of the South American Defence Council limits the progress towards a more committed agreement.The multipolar paradox lies in the difficulties to make compatible the two faces of one important outcome from multipolarity: national and regional autonomies.


Identity Politics And Foreign Policy: Taiwan’S Relations With China And Japan, 1895-2012, Yinan He Jan 2014

Identity Politics And Foreign Policy: Taiwan’S Relations With China And Japan, 1895-2012, Yinan He

Yinan He

Nation is a product of self-other separation and exclusion. Divergent, or even competing, narratives about the national Self and Other advanced by various nationalist entrepreneurs can shape conflicting policy preferences regarding the foreign country in question. The two primary Others for defining Taiwan's identity, China and Japan, have been frequently set against one another in its political discourses as elites wage a pitched battle over whom the Taiwanese are and where their future lies. This was evident during Japanese colonization in 1895-1945, the rule by the KMT regime after the war, and post-democratization period. For the new KMT government ...