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Part 2 What Basis for Statehood: Religion or Citizenship?, 2.2 Islam and the Constitutional State: Are They in Contradiction?

Ferhat Horchani

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

The relationship between Islam and democracy is a highly controversial question much debated by experts in the social sciences, political sciences, and constitutional law. The aim of this modest contribution to the debate is not to put forward a theoretical answer to that question; it will be future developments in Arab countries that will tell us whether or not democracy can be compatible with Islam—or in other words, whether the fall of a dictator or the collapse of an authoritarian regime can produce regimes based on free and transparent elections, the peaceful...
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