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Islam and Democracy: Perceptions and Misperceptions

Mohammad Omar Farooq


February 28, 2011

The compatibility and convergence between Islam and democracy are hotly debated. There are those who believe that these two are utterly incompatible and those who believe that not only the two are compatible, but also democracy is an essential dimension of Islam. The contending positions about this issue are often based on certain mutual misperceptions, which are discussed in this brief paper.

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Date posted: March 1, 2011 ; Last revised: September 13, 2015

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Farooq, Mohammad Omar, Islam and Democracy: Perceptions and Misperceptions (February 28, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1772541 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1772541

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