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Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Islam

Islam is of particular interest to the Center for Renaissance's research, as it is a primary cultural component of the Middle East, and influential factor on the political, social, and cultural life of the region's people. 

In addition, the Center will look into the debate surrounding the relationship between Islam and democracy, which came to the surface again in light of the Arab Spring, especially with analysis of the Ennahda Movement in Tunis. On one hand, the experiment is considered a successful model of Islamic Democracy, while other studies have reservations about the process of Islam's entrance into political life. 

Issues related to extremist violence and the social, economic, and cultural roots of this phenomenon also take priority in the Center for Renaissance's research.