Islamic civilization in transition

creating a post-western civilization

Sohail Inayatullah

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Islam can be seen as a counter discourse to globalization, to the expansion of economic space and the fulfillment of the dreams of the social Darwinists. However, even as Islam attempts to create new possibilities for globalism, national politics doom it to a politics of reaction, of reducing diversity and innovation. This is especially perilous as the next phase of globalization promises to end historical notions of reality, truth, nature and sovereignty. In this dramatically changed world, Islam can join with other counter discourses to create a moral vision of a planetary society, an alternative vision and reality of globalization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-117
Number of pages15
JournalJurnal global dan strategis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Islamic civilization
  • globalization
  • modernity
  • post-western civilization

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