Introduction Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Muslim Majority Societies

  • Armando Salvatore
  • Mark LeVine
Part of the Culture and Religion in International Relations book series (CRIR)


The collection of essays in this volume examines how modern public spheres reflect and mask—often simultaneously— discourses of order, contests for hegemony, and techniques of power in the Muslim world. Although the contributors examine various time periods and locations, each views modern and contemporary public spheres as crucial to the functioning, and thus understanding, of political and societal power in Muslim majority countries. Part I of this volume analyzes the various discourses and technologies operating within Muslim public spheres; part II investigates how they impact and interact with the construction of moral and legal arguments within Muslim societies.


Civil Society Middle East Public Sphere Common Good Religious Tradition 
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