Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Leonardo Villalón, Democracy, Political Crisis, and the Reframing of Religious Authority in the Sahel

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Leonardo A. Villalón (University of Florida), “Democracy, Political Crisis, and the Reframing of Religious Authority in the Sahel” Although driven initially by squarely political motives, the era of democratization in Africa that began in the early 1990s had a significant impact on religious organization and on religious authority in the region.  Most immediately, it permitted […]

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Watch: Panel on Faith and Democracy

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Abbasi Staff

The third installment of We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics is now available . Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Faith & Democracy

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Abbasi Staff

April 12, 6:00 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall (424 Santa Teresa, Map, Driving Directions & Parking Information) We the People: Islam & U.S. Politics Event Series Faith & Democracy: A Panel Discussion with Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto) Robert Gregg (Stanford University) Rebecca Lyman (University of California, Berkeley) Richard Madsen (University of California, San […]

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We the People: Islam & U.S. Politics

Posted on December 7th, 2011 by Abbasi Staff

Over the course of the 2011-12 academic year, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies will be sponsoring an event series titled “We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics.” This series will focus on the ever-changing place of Islam and Muslims in contemporary American political discourse and its potential role for the future of American democracy, […]

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Gilbert Achcar: Roots and Dynamics of the 2011 Revolutionary Upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa

Posted on August 30th, 2011 by Abbasi Staff

October 19, 2011, 6:30 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall Prof. Gilbert Achcar (University of London), Roots and Dynamics of the 2011 Revolutionary Upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa This lecture will assess the social-economic and political roots of the ongoing revolutionary process in the MENA region in light of the explanation of […]

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We the People: Islam and US Politics

Posted on August 29th, 2011 by Abbasi Staff

Over the course of the 2011-12 academic year, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies will be sponsoring an event series titled “We the People: Islam and U.S. Politics.” This series will focus on the ever-changing place of Islam and Muslims in contemporary American political discourse and its potential role for the future of American democracy, […]

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Who Are Egypt’s Protesters?

Posted on August 20th, 2011 by Abbasi Staff

Abbasi Program associate faculty Lisa Blaydes (Political Science) and her colleague Drew Linzer have contributed a piece to the Huffington Post documenting the political protests in Cairo. Examining public opinion data collected in Egypt in 2008 by the World Values Survey, they speak to the deeper social categories (especially gender and class) to which the […]

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Stanford News: What Should America do in Egypt?

Posted on July 29th, 2011 by Abbasi Staff

The word “democracy” needs a clearer definition to deal with the events in Egypt, says Middle East historian Joel Beinin. And democracy must protect the rights of religious minorities and women, adds political scientist Lisa Blaydes. [read more] Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about […]

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