Governance for the Public Interest in Muslim Contexts
ISMC's Governance Programme aims to address the deeply rooted religious and cultural sensitivities prevalent in matters of governance. It explores their impact on the way reforms are received and the way in which institutions are perceived and managed.
Ongoing public debates about norms within various Muslim contexts are addressed, as well as notions of legitimacy, and questions of transparency, predictability and accountability.
By making outputs accessible to wider audiences, the programme is committed to encouraging healthy and informed debate among scholars and the public alike. It aims to create space for dispassionate discussion about governance in Muslim contexts to overcome narrow binary frameworks such as ‘secularism versus theocracy’.