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Book Talk: “Political Islam, Justice, and Governance” with Dr. Mbaye Lo (Duke University)

December 10, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

This book argues that political Islam (represented by its moderate and militant forms) has failed to govern effectively or successfully due to its inability to reconcile its discursive understanding of Islam, centered on literal justice, with the dominant neo-liberal value of freedom. Consequently, Islamists’ polities have largely been abject, often tragic failures in providing a viable collective life and sound governance. This argument is developed theoretically and supported through a set of case studies represented by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (under President Muhammad Morsi’s tenure), Hassan Turabi’s National Islamic Front in Sudan and The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

 

Dr. Mbaye Lo is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. His areas of research include the sociology of Islam, theories of civil society, development of Arabic language, literature and culture in Africa, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) & oral proficiency-based language teaching and testing.

 

Talk link here: https://youtu.be/rWDopKrkp_0

 

Sponsored by the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW) at Shenandoah University.

 

Shenandoah University

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December 10, 2020
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