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Main Program | Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

17 Oct 2021 09:00 - 09:45
/ IDR 299,000 (All Main Program Access)
Online via townscript.com | Live in Indus Restaurant . Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

In Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment, Ahmet T. Kuru argues that Muslims were philosophically and socioeconomically more developed than Western Europeans between the 9th to twelfth centuries. So, why do Muslim-majority countries now exhibit high levels of authoritarianism and low levels of socio-economic development in comparison to world averages? Ahmet speaks to Janet Steele about how historical explanations link to contemporary politics. 

(This program is presented in English and pre-recorded)

Supported by Embassy of the United States

Dalam Islam, Otoritarianisme, dan Keterbelakangan, Ahmet T. Kuru berpendapat bahwa umat Islam secara filosofis dan sosial ekonomi lebih berkembang daripada orang Eropa Barat antara abad ke-9 hingga ke-12. Jadi, mengapa negara-negara mayoritas Muslim menunjukkan tingkat otoritarianisme yang tinggi dan tingkat pembangunan sosial ekonomi yang rendah dibandingkan dengan rata-rata dunia? Bergabunglah dengannya saat ia menjelaskan bagaimana penjelasan sejarah terkait dengan politik kontemporer.

(Program ini dipersembahkan dalam Bahasa Inggris sudah direkam sebelumnya)

Didukung oleh Embassy of the United States


Janet Steele

Janet Steele is a professor of journalism at George Washington University and a frequent visitor to Southeast Asia. Her book, Wars Within: The Story of Tempo, an Independent Magazine in Soeharto’s Indonesia, focuses on …

Ahmet T. Kuru

Ahmet T. Kuru is a political science professor at San Diego State University. He is the author of two award-winning books, Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, …

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