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Bowling Green State University

1. Brockway, Elizabeth Marie. THE PORTRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN SECONDARY SCHOOL U.S TEXTBOOKS.

Degree: MPA, Public Administration, 2007, Bowling Green State University

This thesis has provided the analytical framework to answer the question: Do American junior and high school World History textbooks present a biased perception of the Middle East? Through both quantitative and qualitative research, this study has found that the ten World History textbooks analyzed presented a biased perspective of the Middle East through word use, omission of data and the presentation of inaccurate information. The thesis is divided into five chapters, summarized as follows: Chapter One discusses current textbook content standards, explains the process of textbook adoption, and presents the purpose of the study. Chapter Two discusses political socialization and its role in this study, followed by theories on where the pre-existing bias against the Middle East comes from, and concludes with a review of the findings from previous studies. Chapter Three then explains and justifies the methodology used, including the quantitative ECO analysis created by Pratt (1972) and the development and use of the qualitative rubric. The results of a preliminary study are presented followed by the evaluation of alternative research designs and the discussion of the study’s strengths and weaknesses. Chapter Four presents the results of both analyses with tables and examples to heighten understanding and finally, Chapter Five explains the conclusions of the study including implications for socialization theories, previous research, and policy, and concludes with recommendations for future research. Advisors/Committee Members: Simon, Marc (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Middle East; Education; Textbooks; Analysis; Content Analysis; Connotation; Muslims; Islam; Arab; ECO Analysis; Socialization; Koran; Qur'an; Textbook adoption; Measuring bias; Misrepresentation

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APA (6th Edition):

Brockway, E. M. (2007). THE PORTRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN SECONDARY SCHOOL U.S TEXTBOOKS. (Masters Thesis). Bowling Green State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1174677061

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brockway, Elizabeth Marie. “THE PORTRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN SECONDARY SCHOOL U.S TEXTBOOKS.” 2007. Masters Thesis, Bowling Green State University. Accessed July 08, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1174677061.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brockway, Elizabeth Marie. “THE PORTRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN SECONDARY SCHOOL U.S TEXTBOOKS.” 2007. Web. 08 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Brockway EM. THE PORTRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN SECONDARY SCHOOL U.S TEXTBOOKS. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2007. [cited 2020 Jul 08]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1174677061.

Council of Science Editors:

Brockway EM. THE PORTRAYAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN SECONDARY SCHOOL U.S TEXTBOOKS. [Masters Thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2007. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1174677061


University of Arizona

2. Achilov, Dilshod. CAN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY COEXIST? A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD .

Degree: 2010, University of Arizona

This dissertation investigates the extent to which between Islam and democracy are compatible in the Muslim world. While some scholars have argued that Islam is inherently incompatible with democracy many have found, in contrast, that Islam has many resources to accommodate a successful democratic state. If Islam is compatible with democratic governance at a doctrinal level, why then are the majority of Muslim countries largely authoritarian? To address this question, I introduce a refinement on this discrepancy by focusing on the coexistence of emerging Islamic institutions with democratic transitions in 49 Muslim-majority states. Traditionally, Islam has been operationalized as a "dichotomous" variable based on demographics or an "attitudinal" measure based on survey responses. Both measures have failed to account for an inherent variation of Islam's role across the Muslim world. I developed a new index to assess the variation in Islam factor across Muslim countries: Islamic Institutionalization Index (III). This new index avoids the shortcomings of the current approaches to quantifying "Islam" and captures the range of variation in Islamic Institutions across 49 countries by allowing scholars to gauge the density and level of Islam in each country. With the index I designed, I rely on three different levels of analysis to examine under which circumstances Islam and democracy can coexist. More precisely, by looking into three categories of Islamic institutions (educational, political, and financial), I raise the following question: "To what extent and in what levels do Islamic Institutions support the coexistence between Islam and Democracy?"Analyzing 49 Muslim-majority states, I utilize mixed methodology by using Configurational Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (FS/QCA) and focused case study analysis. FS-QCA offers an innovative and robust approach to identify configurationally complex factors while discerning the emerging patterns displayed by medium size (N=49) cases. To further explain the complex interplay of conditions, I focus on two case studies in greater detail: Kazakhstan and Turkey. I find a strong empirical association between the density and scope of Islamic political, educational and financial institutions and the existence of democratic norms (civil and political liberties and democratic institutions). Findings further suggest that Islamic institutions can coexist with civil and political liberties when governments allow Islamic institutionalization to function in society with no stern political restrictions. Among the three categories of III, Islamic states with higher levels of Islamic political institutions manifest particularly higher levels of democracy. Conversely, states that ban the emergence of a range of Islamic institutions in politics, education, and interest-free banking exhibit low levels of freedom and stunted democratic institutions. Advisors/Committee Members: Kurzer, Paulette (advisor), Zheng, Zhiping (committeemember), Ragin, Charles (committeemember), Hudson, Leila (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Democratization in Muslim world; Islam and Democracy; Islam and Politics; Islamic Institutions; Measuring Islam; Political Islam

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APA (6th Edition):

Achilov, D. (2010). CAN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY COEXIST? A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193975

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Achilov, Dilshod. “CAN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY COEXIST? A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD .” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed July 08, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193975.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Achilov, Dilshod. “CAN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY COEXIST? A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD .” 2010. Web. 08 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Achilov D. CAN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY COEXIST? A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2010. [cited 2020 Jul 08]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193975.

Council of Science Editors:

Achilov D. CAN ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY COEXIST? A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193975

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