Do human rights inform the nature of politics in the Muslim world today? If so, how? And perhaps more fundamentally, why? Linking these questions in a provocative way, Anthony Tirado Chase persuasively rejects popular arguments that there is an incompatibility between human rights and Islam.
Chase uses a range of local developments as his point of departure, in the process stressing the importance of focusing on the diverse Muslim world rather than on one of its parts. He carefully supports his assertions with examples from contentious "on the ground" debates. Adopting a comprehensive view of human rights, he offers a fresh take on the debates over democracy, free expression, and social rights in Muslim-majority states, as well as on the role of movements within those states in shaping what constitutes global human rights.
In this Book:
Human Rights and the Muslim World
A Selective History
The Transnational Context
Human Rights: From Abstraction to Reality
An Antifoundational Understanding of Human Rights
Political Rights: Democracy and Free Expression
Social Rights: Sexual Orientation
Human Rights, Revolution, and Reform in the Muslim World