Islam and Democracy: Conflicts and Congruence

  title={Islam and Democracy: Conflicts and Congruence},
  author={Nazrul Islam and S. Aminul Islam},
Is authoritarianism intrinsic to Islam? Is Islam incompatible with democracy? These questions are frequently debated in the context of the study of the relationship between the Western and Islamic civilization. The debate has gained momentum since the last decade of the twentieth century, especially after the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the subsequent transition of socialist states in Eastern Europe and other authoritarian states in Asia and Latin America to democracy. The… 

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