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Muslim Attitudes Toward the UN

  • Mujtaba Ali Isani
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Abstract

This chapter analyzes Muslim attitudes toward the main global intergovernmental organization, the United Nations. The book derives its hypotheses here using a framework provided by the existing literature on the social legitimacy of international organizations. The chapter argues that Muslim citizens not only see the UN as being under US rule but that their anti-Americanism also serves as a heuristic in forming attitudes toward the UN. To test the main hypothesis, the chapter uses a self-administered survey from Egypt, as this dataset includes all necessary variables. In addition, using WPOP/PIPA data, the chapter finds that citizens in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Indonesia, and the Palestinian Territories show mixed support when it comes to UN humanitarian aid or its peacekeeping operations, but consistently negative opinions when it comes to the UN’s role in resolving the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Keywords

Attitudes Muslim United Nations United States Heuristic 

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  • Mujtaba Ali Isani
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of MuensterMuensterGermany

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