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A dialogue with Islam as a pattern of conflict resolution and a security approach vis-à-vis Islamism
Bassam Tibi

concept of political order. To be sure, it is not democratic order ( Tibi, 1998a : chapters 7 and 8 ). The assumption is that a democratic peace is a guarantee of non-belligerent conflict resolution in that democracies negotiate, but do not wage wars against each other (see Russet, 1993 ). In this regard, the question is whether divine orders, based on the Sharia (Islamic law) or, alternatively, on the Halakha (Jewish law

in Redefining security in the Middle East
A veiled threat
Thomas J. Butko

). 5 The Sharia , or more specifically Islamic Law, is derived primarily from the Quran . 6 Hamas was not originally created for the purpose of providing an alternative to the PLO, but rather for the purpose of responding to the intifada and the continuing Israeli occupation. However, it has

in Redefining security in the Middle East