The Ship and the Stranger: A Metaphorical Approach to Governance and Islam

Authors

  • Chaiwat Satha-Anand Thammasat University

Abstract

Relying on a metaphorical approach aiming to produce effects which could change the ways the world is seen and conducive to freeing the Muslims from restrictive and conventional religious understanding, this article chooses to discuss the issues of governance and Islam by using the metaphors of ‘the ship’ and ‘the stranger’. It argues that both help illuminate the idea of ‘soft governance’ in Islam, understood as an attempt to meaningfully connect a multiplicity of actors from different terrains with complex relationships among them in the process of governing with a much more pluralistic conceptualisation of power.

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Published

2010-10-15

How to Cite

Satha-Anand, Chaiwat. 2010. “The Ship and the Stranger: A Metaphorical Approach to Governance and Islam”. ICR Journal 2 (1):46-59. https://icrjournal.org/index.php/icr/article/view/679.