The main purpose of this study is to evaluate Egypt’s democratic future, specifically focusing on whether or not democracy and Islam can be united. In order to create a concrete understanding of democracy as well as a creating a measurement of it, this study will utilize Dahl’s notion of democracy. This study features a democratic assessment of Egypt based upon our theory and the use of case studies of Turkey and Iran, for the purpose of examining the influence of the Islamic culture on democratization. The discussion of the possibility of a sustainable democracy in Egypt is shown through an evaluation of Islam’s role in a democracy, by including instances from the two cases. Then the compatibility of democracy and Islam is discussed by applying theorists with differing opinions on the topic. In conclusion, our findings have led us to believe that, according to our main thesis, it is unrealistic to imagine the consolidation of a liberal democracy in Egypt, and therefore democracy must be understood as a narrow term, where the Islamic values can be included.
|Uddannelser||Samfundsfag, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2012|
- Arabisk Forår