xxxix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Collected essays in law.
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pt.1. Islam between universalism and secularism 1. What do we mean by universal? 2. Islamic law, international relations and human rights: challenge and response 3. Kinder, gentler Islam? 4. Re-affirming secularism for Islamic societies 5. Islam and human rights: beyond the universality debate. pt.2. Islam and human rights in the Muslim world 6. Human rights in the Muslim world: socio-political conditions and scriptural imperatives 7. Civil rights in the Islamic constitutional traditions: shared ideals and divergent regimes 8. Human rights in the Arab world: a regional perspective 9. Human rights and Islamic identity in France and Uzbekistan: mediation of the local and global 10. 'Best of times' and 'the worst of times': human agency and human rights in Islamic societies. pt.3. Some topical issues in Islam and human rights discourse 11. Islamic law of apostasy and its modern applicability: a case from the Sudan 12. Religious minorities under Islamic law and the limits of cultural relativism 13. Rights of women and international law in the Muslim context 14. Contingent universality of human rights: the case of freedom of expression in African and Islamic contexts 15. Why should Muslims abandon Jihad? Human rights and the future of international law pt.4. Conclusion: a theory of interdependence 16. Interdependence of religion, secularism, and human rights: prospects for Islamic societies.