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Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)

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This collection critically examines tolerance, secularism, and respect for religious diversity within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of Senegal's political economy, essays trace the genealogy and dynamic exchange among these concepts while investigating public spaces and political processes and their reciprocal engagement with the state, Sunni reformist and radical groups, and non-religious organizations.

Through a rich and nuanced historical ethnography of the formation of Senegalese democracy, this anthology illuminates the complex trajectory of the Senegalese state and its reflection of similar postcolonial societies. Offering rare perspectives on the country's successes since liberation, this collection identifies the role of religion, gender, culture, ethnicity, globalization, politics, and migration in the reconfiguration of the state and society, and it makes an important contribution to democratization theory, Islamic studies, and African studies. Scholars of comparative politics and religious studies will also appreciate the volume's treatment of Senegal as both an exceptional and universal example of postcolonial development.

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ISBN:
9780231162630
Author:
Diouf, Mamadou
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » Islam » Law
Religion » Islam » Sufism

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