Ijlal Naqvi

Ijlal Naqvi, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is currently conducting dissertation fieldwork on the power industry and state-society relations in Pakistan.

April 2010, Volume 21, Issue 2

Do Muslims Vote Islamic?

Those who warn against efforts to promote free elections in Muslim-majority countries often point to the threat posed by Islamic parties that stand ready to use democracy against itself. But what does the record really show regarding the ability of Islamic parties to win over Muslim voters?