The Future of Islam and U.S.–Muslim Relations

Author
John L. Esposito
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
126
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2011
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
JOHN L. ESPOSITO analyzes the future of Islam and Muslim–West relations. He argues that the mindset among policymakers and the narrative in U.S.–Muslim world relations is shifting away from a policy of “democratic exceptionalism” and support for authoritarian regimes. Now the United States is committed to democratic institution-building and civil society and is responsive to the aspirations and expectations of their peoples, political parties (Islamist and secular), and civil society organizations.
Topic
Islam
Political Geography
United States