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Book talk

“Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment”

May 26, 2021 │ 8:30 PM │ via Zoom

Within a webinar’s series named “Islam: History and Society” the Centre for Islamic Theology (CIT) organizes a panel discussion about the new book “Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison” by Prof. Ahmet Kuru.

Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru (Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University).
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In his book, Kuru is trying to answer a specific question: why have Muslim-majority countries suffered from economic underdevelopment and exhibited a high level of authoritarianism? He argues that the main cause of the underdevelopment and the decline of sciences in the Islamic world was the alliance of the ruling military class with the Ulama against philosophers and the bourgeois.
Is this answer sufficient? This is what this webinar trying to discuss.

Participating in the discussion are the researchers: Gülay Türkmen, Abdelaziz El-Amrani, and Otmane Amagour. For the Center of Islamic Theology will participate Prof. Mouhanad Khorchide, Dr. Yassine Yahyaoui, Dr. Assem Hefny, Abderrahmane Zaatri und Ali Hamdan.

The discussion will be in English.


Zoom-Link: https://wwu.zoom.us/j/66616303415
Meeting-ID: 666 1630 3415
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