Open Society Promotion in Predominantly Muslim Societies
The cultural, intellectual and religious struggle around the promotion of
open societies is one of the major challenges facing predominantly Muslim
societies. These societies are undergoing fundamental challenges in
seeking to balance the often-conflicting objectives of modernization,
such as open societies, economic development, and cultural identities.
This struggle should not be confused with the notion of a "clash of
civilizations" between the West and the Islamic world. In seeking to
contribute to these debates within predominantly Muslim societiesóboth
Arab and non-Arabówe seek to support policy-relevant research.
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