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Title The clash of values : Islamic fundamentalism versus liberal nationalism / Mansoor Moaddel.
Author Moaddel, Mansoor, author.
Publication New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
Description 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: People and Their Issues -- 1. Expressive Individualism -- 2. The Social Status of Women and Gender Equality -- 3. Secular Politics, Liberal Values, and National Identity -- 4. Religious Fundamentalism as Disciplinarian Deity, Literalism, Religious Exclusivity, and Religious Intolerance -- 5. Macro-Contextual (Country) Variation in Religious Fundamentalism and Liberal Values -- 6. What Makes a Country More Developed: Liberal Values Versus Religious Beliefs
Summary "Much of the Middle East and North Africa still appears to be in a transitional period set in motion by the 2011 Arab uprisings, and the political trajectory of the region remains difficult to grasp. In The Clash of Values, Mansoor Moaddel provides groundbreaking empirical data to demonstrate how the collision between Islamic fundamentalism and liberal nationalism explains the region's present and will determine its future. Analyzing data from over 60,000 face-to-face interviews of nationally representative samples of people in seven countries-Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey-Moaddel reveals the depth and breadth of the conflict of values. He develops measures of expressive individualism, gender equality, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and shows that the factors that strengthen liberal values also weaken fundamentalism. Moaddel highlights longitudinal data showing changes in orientations toward secular politics, Western-type government, religious tolerance, national identity, and to a limited extent gender equality, as well as a significant decline in support for political Islam, over the past decade. Focusing on these trends, he contends that the Arab Spring represents a new phase of collective action rooted in the spread of the belief in individual liberty. Offering a rigorous and deeply researched perspective on social change, The Clash of Values disentangles the Middle East and North Africa's political complexity and pinpoints a crucial trend toward liberal nationalism"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 7. The Arab Spring and Trends in Values: Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey -- Conclusions: The Viability of Liberal Nationalism -- Appendix: The Questionnaire -- Notes -- References -- Index
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 10, 2020).
Subject Islam and politics.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Social values -- Arab countries.
Nationalism -- Arab countries.
Liberalism -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Middle Eastern.
Islam and politics. (OCoLC)fst00979879
Islamic fundamentalism. (OCoLC)fst00979941
Liberalism. (OCoLC)fst00997183
Nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01033832
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Social values. (OCoLC)fst01123424
Arab countries. (OCoLC)fst01240128
2000-2099
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Moaddel, Mansoor. Clash of values. New York : Columbia University Press, [2020] 9780231193825 (DLC) 2019026382
ISBN 0231550529
9780231550529 (electronic book)

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