The following is a list of core foreign texts that IIST has translated and published in Arabic for the benefit of the Arab reader.
|The Emergence of Democracy: A Crisis of Liberalism II(2007)|
|Author: Marcel Gauchet
Translator: Jahida Lawand
|Gauchet’s second volume offers a profound analysis of the period between 1880 and 1914, which forms the template of twentieth century thought, and incorporates the established rules of liberal democracy through a system of combining representation and universal suffrage. In the emerging new world, the religious heritage is framed and in this context there exists variations of totalitarianism versus the defense of liberal democracies. The author deconstructs and consequently reveals gaps in the concepts of ‘modern rationality’ in politics and economics, where ‘progress lies,’ and what the ‘future unknowns’ are. As a result, this analysis ends with the collapse of the liberal system and the rise of totalitarianism in Europe.
Taking from the European context and applying to the Arab region makes this text significant. Gauchet offers theoretical conceptualizations that can help address the intellectual, political and economic analysis of the Middle East, which is ridden with several problems that Gauchet describes in Europe a century ago.
|Subject: Philosophy, Political Science, History, European History.|
|Keywords: Liberalism, democracy, totalitarianism, democratic governance, European statehood.|