Globalization and Civil Society in the Muslim World*
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Six participants explore the dimensions of civil society in the Muslim world from a variety of perspectives. Historical examples include the origins of civil society in early Islam, the relationship between people and law as revealed through Egyptian court records, and civil reform in the Ottoman Empire. Contemporary examples include the effects of globalization on traditional concepts of civil society in the Arab world, civil society in Tajikistan, and the role of intellectuals in relation to civil society in Iran.
Carolyn Brown, Assistant
Librarian for Library Services, and Acting Director for Area Studies
at the Library of Congress
Mary-Jane Deeb, Arab World Area Specialist, Library of Congress (Chair)
Richard K. Khuri, Scholar at the Council for Research and Values, Catholic University, Washington, DC. "The Origin of Civil Society in Islam"
Amira El Azhary Sonbol, Associate Professor of Islamic History, Law and Society in the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. "People and the Law in Egypt: Civil Society through Court Records"
Madeline C. Zilfi, Associate Chair of the Department of History, the University of Maryland, College Park. "The Sultans Last Sigh: Putting an End to Slave Officialdom in the Ottoman Reform Era."
Prosser Gifford, Director, Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress (Chair)
C. Hudson, Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies, and Professor
of International Relations, Georgetown University. "Globalization
and Civil Society in the Arab World"
and Women in Muslim Societies | Globalization
and Law in Muslim Societies
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