Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Interdependent World
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Interdependent World

4.8 of 5 stars 4.80  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In this remarkable collection of talks given over the past five years, the Aga Khan surveys the modern world and sets out the principles that inform his vision for change. Again and again, he returns to three cornerstones: democracy, pluralism, and civil society. Democracy, he writes, is always fragile, requiring nurturing in ways that are practical and flexible. Pluralism...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 28th 2008 by Douglas & McIntyre
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Where Hope Takes Root, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Where Hope Takes Root

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 85)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Saba
Great Resource for MSC volume 2
Sheila
I have read several speeches of His Highness and found that I had previously read many that were compiled in this book. However, what was so interesting to me was the consistent messaging surrounding the necessary components for a successful civilization: pluralism, democratic process, and civil society. He defines and explains what he means by each and also defines his role as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and his work within the AKDN. It was also very interesting to note the way in whic...more
Mallee Stanley
Inspiring and an easy quick read though definitely some pondering to do.
Yasin
Very good book about Imam Ali and the spiritual inner meaning behind his massage.Imam Ali is the master of all Sufi paths in Islam.
Shifa Jiwani
Shifa Jiwani marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2014
Michelle
Michelle is currently reading it
Aug 31, 2014
lsmail Tamer
lsmail Tamer marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2014
Narmeen Kapadia
Narmeen Kapadia marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Kais Khimji
Kais Khimji marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Sadhiya Moolji
Sadhiya Moolji is currently reading it
Sep 07, 2014
James
James marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
Yohan Kim
Yohan Kim marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
Saira
Saira marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Vasila
Vasila added it
Jun 18, 2014
Vasila
Vasila marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2014
Hinasher
Hinasher marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
Salman Bheriyani
Salman Bheriyani marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2014
Keysi Hipolito
Keysi Hipolito marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2014
Alisha
Alisha is currently reading it
Apr 30, 2014
Dianne
Dianne marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Sabi Ko Sa'Yo Tol, Tara Na India in Transition - A Study in Political Evolution Architect & Community

Share This Book

“For too long some of our schools have taught too many subjects as subsets of dogmatic commitments...Too often, education made our students less flexible- confident to the point of arrogance that they now had all the answers- rather than more flexible- humble in their lifelong openness to new questions and new responses. An important goal of quality education is to equip each generation to participate effectively in what has been called 'the great conversation' of our times. This means, on one hand, being unafraid of controversy. But, on the other hand, it also means being sensitive to the values and outlooks of others.” 4 likes
“For the developing world, the past half-century has been a time of recurring hope and frequent disappointment. Great waves of change have washed over the landscape, from the crumbling of colonial hegemonies in mid-century to the recent collapse of Communist empires. But too often, what rushed in to replace the old order were empty hopes-not only in the false allure of state socialism, non-alignment and single-party rule, but also the false glories of romantic nationalism and narrow tribalism, and the false dawn of runaway individualism.” 2 likes
More quotes…