Sharīʻa, Islamism and Arab support for democracy

  title={Sharīʻa, Islamism and Arab support for democracy},
  author={Lars Berger},
  pages={309 - 326}
  • Lars Berger
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
ABSTRACT The Arab Spring and its aftermath reignited the debate over the relationship between Islamism and democracy. This analysis improves upon previous research by demonstrating the crucial contribution which a more precise understanding of the multiple meanings of the concept of Sharīʻa can have on our assessment of the future of democracy in the Arab world. While support for the Sharīʻa-conformity of laws has a positive impact on the preference for democracy, the insistence that Sharīʻa… Expand
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