№ 4, 2007
The article studies the problems of compatibility between the Muslim world and democracy in its modern Western interpretation. The author attempts to answer a question whether democracy can develop on the basis of a Muslim culture and in a Muslim society, where Islamic moral and ethic norms, traditions and customs are a mode of life for the majority of population. For this end B.Dolgov analyzes social and political situations in Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, where, on the one hand, the attempts to democratize national political systems were most consistent and, on the other hand, the Islamist movement revealed itself quite considerably.
According to the author, democracy – in its broad interpretation as a means of functioning of a social organism – will always correspond to special features of historic development, traditions, national psychology and mentality, as well as development of civil society, and cannot be the same for all ethnic groups.
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