Islam and the Institutions of a Free Society
By Stefan Voigt
This article appeared in the Summer 2005 issue of The Independent Review


Most Muslim countries do not rank highly on the rule of law, constitutional democracy, and economic freedom—perhaps because these institutions of a free society are not revered in Islamic thought. Some of the attitudes Muslims express in opinion polls, however, are surprisingly compatible with at least some of the central preconditions for these core institutions.

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