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Editorials

The crumbling facade of Western democracy

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

Elites in Western societies are in panic. Elections are no longer yielding the results they had hoped for.

Opinion

The West’s democratic deficit

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

The elite and media outlets never tire of proclaiming the virtues of freedom and democracy in the West. They denigrate others that do not conform to their way of life. How much freedom and democracy are there in the West and what is the nature of these notions? We look deeper.

Editorials

The nature of Western democracy

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 19, 14372015-11-01

After each election in the West — Barack Obama’s first election as president of the US in 2008, Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the British Labour Party in Au-gust and the recent election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada — much euphoria is generated.

News & Analysis

You can buy politicians, says US Supreme Court

Ayesha Alam

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

America has the best democracy money can buy. This has become even truer with the latest Supreme Court decision. America is now an oligarchy rather than a democracy and the highest court has confirmed it.

Editor's Desk

Understanding South Africa’s elections

Crescent International

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

The people of South Africa have once again reposed confidence in the African National Congress but there are challenges ahead both from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) that have made inroads in urban and rural areas respectively.

Daily News Analysis

Zionists give Harper “World Statesman of the Year” award for undermining democracy and human rights

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14332012-09-27

Even circumspect Canadian journalists have been forced to speak out against the award given Harper’s record of shutting human rights organizations and riding rough shod over democratic norms. Bob Hepburn of the Toronto Star wrote on the editorial page: “Stephen Harper’s democracy award a sad joke on Canadians.”

Opinion

The day democracy died

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 11, 14332012-07-01

During the course of the past 18 months the world in general and the Muslims in particular were watching the movement of people and the counter-movements of regimes.

Opinion

Understanding democracy

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 14332012-05-01

Democracy is a much used and abused term. It is essentially a tool in the hands of the rich and powerful to legitimize their ill-gotten gains.

Editor's Desk

Democratic deficit of Western “democracies”

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14332012-04-01

Western governments not only claim to have the best system — democracy — they also want to export it to the rest of the world. They send observers to other countries to ensure free and fair elections. Yet the claimant to the strongest democracy in the world — the US — has a serious democratic deficit. Its two party system is easily manipulated by people with money.

Perspectives

The failures of democracy in the West offer hope for Islamic movements everywhere

Iqbal Siddiqui

Muharram 06, 14332011-12-01

Every four years the world watches the political soap opera of the US presidential elections with a combination of amusement, bemusement and incredulity as the world’s most powerful nation, and the supposed flag-bearer of democracy, lays open its true nature. Although the polls are not due for over a year, the formal process began months ago, with Barrack Obama having announced the start of his re-election campaign in April.

Opinion

Democracy: the challenge still facing Islamic movements after the Arab Sprin

Crescent International

Rajab 29, 14322011-07-01

Islamic movements, intellectuals and activists long tended to have a love-hate relationship with democracy. On the one hand, democracy has been associated with the aggressive, brutal, exploitative, hegemonic policies of the post-colonial Western power.

Perspectives

Democracy: the challenge still facing Islamic movements after the Arab Spring

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rajab 29, 14322011-07-01

Islamic movements, intellectuals and activists long tended to have a love-hate relationship with democracy. On the one hand, democracy has been associated with the aggressive, brutal, exploitative, hegemonic policies of the post-colonial Western powers, the cynicism, manipulation and dishonesty of Western politics and the increasing moral degeneracy of individualistic and hedonistic Western societies.

Main Stories

Democracy between myth and reality

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Delivering democracy has become the all-purpose justification for every crime perpetrated by Western governments against other people...

Opinion

Islamic movement needs to challenge the universal myth of democracy

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Democracy is undoubtedly the most commonplace and widely accepted political concept in the modern world. It is barely an exaggeration to say that it has achieved the status of a universal myth; very few people in the world dare challenge the principles associated with it, and most accept it...

Special Reports

India as “Great Nation:” revising the project of democracy

Zainab Cheema

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

“India is an idea whose time has come,” declared Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently. The lofty statement, tailor-made for diplomatic conference rooms, suggests that India has emerged as a mature democracy and major nation state on the global stage...

Book Review

Redefining the relationship between education and vocation

Yusuf Progler

Ramadan 14, 14302009-09-04

HOW DO WE TELL THE WORKERS? THE SOCIOECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF WORK AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION by Joe L. Kincheloe. Pub: Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1999. Pp. 450. Pbk. US$28.00. By Yusuf Progler

Perspectives

The politics of elections and the universal ideals of democracy

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 24, 14292008-04-01

The neo-cons’ commitment to promoting democracy in the Muslim world was quietly discarded after Hamas’s victory in the Palestinian elections in January 2006, when they finally realised what most observers had been saying all along: that free elections in Muslim countries would almost invariably result in governments that the West would not like because they would promote the concerns and interests of their own people above those of Washington.

Reflections

Limits of tolerance in liberal democracies

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 05, 14272006-07-01

The West's commitment to liberalism and democracy has always been a convenient façade that falls apart at times of crisis. People have freedom so long as they do not need it; the West is tolerant only to the point that people conform to its prevailing values and policies.

Editorials

Political freedom, democracy, and the re-emergence of the Islamic political mainstream

Editor

Safar 01, 14272006-03-01

Among the many consequences of Hamas' stunning victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections in late January is the final shattering of any illusions that the neo-conservative clique inWashington may have had about the benefits of democracy in the Muslim world.

World

Condo Rice ill-qualified to preach democracy in Central Asia

Crescent International

Ramadan 28, 14262005-11-01

President Bush and Condoleezza Rice, his Black secretary of state, are so desperate to defend their now-discredited campaign to establish democratic rule in the Middle East, and in Central Asia, that they are evoking the history of the civil rights movement in the US.

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