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Islamic law--Philosophy; Islam and politics; Tunisia--History--Demonstrations, 2010-; Egypt--History--Protests, 2011-; Islamic philosophy


Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, talks about the contribution of modernist Islamic political thought to the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions. He explores the attempt to minimize the role of Islam in these revolutions which he notes "does little to help us understand the course of Islamic political thought over the last 150 years in the Arab world, its relationship to the democratic demands of the Arab peoples, and the prospects for modern Islamic political thought to reconcile with certain forms of democratic secularism."

Respondent: Timothy J. Gianotti, York University.


Presented by Jack & Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security, Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership and Osgoode Hall Law School.

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