Does the philosophy and practice of Islam stand in the way of realizing human rights? Ann Mayer argues that there is much in the evolving Islamic tradition that is favourable to the accommodation of human rights principles, but that various Muslim groups who are threatened by the demand for democratic freedoms have created obstacles to the exercise of human rights that purport to rest on Islamic principles, examining how they compare to international human rights norms.
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Ann Elizabeth Mayer is Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania . She holds a PhD in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michigan, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Certificate in Islamic and Comparative Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She has conducted research in countries ranging from Morocco to Pakistan and has published extensively on Islamic law in the contemporary Middle East and on international human rights law, especially women's international human rights.Review:
"Must reading for anyone interested in the changing order in the Middle East and Islamic societies in general, and certainly for human rights activists with interest in the Muslim world."
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Book Description Westview Press, 1991. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71732649
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