The evolution of the concept of political participation in twentieth-century Islamic political thought.
Author: Araghchi, Seyed Abbas Date: 1996 Institution: University of Kent Subject:Social Sciences
Abstract: "The aim of the thesis is to identify the concept of political participation and its evolution as approached in the political thought of Muslim writers and intellectuals of the present century. The major question is: how the concept of political participation, as the manifestation of people's sovereignty in the Western liberal democracy, can be accommodated in, or coexist with, the divinely-inspired political theory of Islam in which sovereignty belongs unquestionably to God alone. . . . [The thesis considers] the political ideas of a number of the most influential Muslim thinkers who represent the main streams of twentieth-century Islamic political thought."