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Rethinking sovereignty beyond the Islamic state rhetoric: Bringing the people back in
AuthorEzzat, Heba Raouf
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CitationEzzat, H. R. (2021). Rethinking sovereignty beyond the Islamic state rhetoric: Bringing the people back in. T. Sakurai, N. Tampio (Ed.), Comparative Political Theory, 1(2) içinde (323-332. ss.). https://doi.org/10.1163/26669773-bja10017
The Caliphate of Man is a study of the development of a particular political theology in modern Islamic thought that grounds a doctrinal commitment to a form of popular sovereignty in the Qurʾānic claim that God has created a “caliph” on earth. Andrew March argues that this vision of popular sovereignty is not merely a superficial apologetic move designed to refute claims that “Islam is not compatible with democracy,” but rather reflects a genuine intellectual revolution in modern Islamic thought. That reformulation involved not only reducing rulers to their proper status as agents...