Comparative Politics - Essay Prowess

Comparative Politics

  1. After carefully reading chapter 10 in Klesner’s Comparative Politics: An Introduction and after watching the presentation this week, describe the key concepts of Islamism (pp. 213–223 in the Klesner textbook) and its current role in the world. In addition, after reading about the many types of Islam, including democratizing secularists, do you believe that it is likely or unlikely that the world’s leading Muslim countries can find ways to promote freedom and security with the requirements of democracy described in Klesner’s book, particularly the ten conditions of democracy described in Chapter 7? In other words, do you think Islam is fundamentally incompatible with democracy as was described in previous chapters like 7 and 10 in Klesner’s book? The ten conditions of democracy discussed in Klesner’s Comparative Politics: An Introduction are:
  • Elites Committed to Democracy
  • State Institutions
  • National Unity
  • National Wealth
  • Private Enterprise
  • A Middle Class
  • Support of the Disadvantaged for Democracy
  • Citizen Participation, Civil Society, and a Democratic Political Culture
  • Education and Freedom of Information
  • A Favorable International Environment