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Cousin Marriage in the House of Submission and the Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East

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Abstract:

A discussion on the phenomenon of cousin marriage in the Muslim world. Does cousin marriage render more difficult the formation of a civil society and hence democracy in the Muslim world? Why is cousin marriage so prevalent in the Muslim world? Does cousin marriage in the Muslim world suggest anything about the impact of Islam on society or the state?

Bio:

David Verbeeten is a member of Pembroke College and a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences under the supervision of Dr Emile Perreau-Saussine. His research focuses on the relationship between Zionism and conservatism.

This talk is part of the Ivory Tower Society, Pembroke College series.

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