The Future of Political Islam

The Future of Political Islam
A Book

by G. Fuller

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2003-05-12
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 1403978603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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September 11; vitriolic rhetoric against the United States by prominent Muslims; the war against terrorism shifts from Afghanistan to the Philippines and Indonesia. It is easy to believe Islam and Muslims are enemies of the West; it is also wrong. This sweeping survey of trends in the Muslim world contends that the issue is not whether Islam plays a central role in politics, but what Muslims want. To focus on radicalism and extremism blinds us from another trend: liberal political Islam. Proponents of liberal political Islam emphasize human rights and democracy, tolerance and cooperation. They face an uphill struggle as authoritarian regimes oppress opposition and use Islam to justify their undemocratic rule. As people are denied avenues to participate and criticize, as secular ideologies have failed, religion has come to play a central role in politics. The outcome of the struggle between extremists and liberals will determine the future of political Islam.

The Future of Political Islam

The Future of Political Islam
A Book

by Graham E. Fuller

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-05-12
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781403965561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the developments of political Islam, offering contemporary opinions on the Islamic thought on politics, economics, and international relations. Reprint.

The Caliphate of Man

The Caliphate of Man
Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought

by Andrew F. March

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2019-09-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0674242742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamist thinkers used to debate the doctrine of the caliphate of man, which holds that God is sovereign but has appointed the multitude of believers as His vicegerent. Andrew March argues that the doctrine underpins a democratic vision of popular rule over governments and clerics. But is this an ideal regime destined to survive only in theory?

Islam as Political Religion

Islam as Political Religion
The Future of an Imperial Faith

by Shabbir Akhtar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-10-18
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1136901426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive survey of contemporary Islam provides a philosophical and theological approach to the issues faced by Muslims and the question of global secularisation. Engaging with critics of modern Islam, Shabbir Akhtar sets out an agenda of what his religion is and could be as a political entity. Exploring the views and arguments of philosophical, religious and political thinkers, the author covers a raft of issues faced by Muslims in an increasingly secular society. Chapters are devoted to the Qur’an and Islamic literature; the history of Islam; Sharia law; political Islam; Islamic ethics; and political Islam’s evolving relationship with the West. Recommending changes which enable Muslims to move from their imperial past to a modest role in the power structures of today’s society, Akhtar offers a detailed assessment of the limitations and possibilities of Islam in the modern world. Providing a vision for an empowered yet rational Islam that distances itself from both Islamist factions and Western secularism, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of Islamic studies, religion, philosophy and politics.

A World Without Islam

A World Without Islam
A Book

by Graham E. Fuller

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2010-08-11
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 031607201X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if Islam never existed? To some, it's a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists. But what if that weren't the case at all? In A World Without Islam, Graham E. Fuller guides us along an illuminating journey through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether or not Islam is indeed the cause of some of today's most emotional and important international crises. Fuller takes us from the birth of Islam to the fall of Rome to the rise and collapse of the Ottoman Empire. He examines and analyzes the roots of terrorism, the conflict in Israel, and the role of Islam in supporting and energizing the anti-imperial struggle. Provocatively, he finds that contrary to the claims of many politicians, thinkers, theologians, and soldiers, a world without Islam might not look vastly different from what we know today. Filled with fascinating details and counterintuitive conclusions, A World Without Islam is certain to inspire debate and reshape the way we think about Islam's relationship with the West.

Rethinking Political Islam

Rethinking Political Islam
A Book

by Shadi Hamid,William McCants

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0190649208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The "twin shocks" of the Egyptian coup and the rise of ISIS have challenged conventional wisdom on political Islam, forcing scholars and Muslim activists to reconsider some of the basic assumptions about Sunni Islamist movements. While ISIS and other jihadist groups garner the most media attention, the vast majority of Islamists are of the mainstream variety, seeking gradual change and participating in parliamentary politics when they're allowed to. It is these groups that are the focus of this book. They not only represent the future of what we call "political Islam," but they also - in their own struggles adapting to the changes of recent years - provide a fascinating window into a rapidly changing Middle East. The breadth of the book is expansive, covering the experience of Islamist groups in twelve countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, and Pakistan, as well as Malaysia and Indonesia. In each of these cases, contributors consider how Muslim Brotherhood and Brotherhood-inspired Islamist movements have grappled with fundamental questions, including gradual versus revolutionary approaches to change, the use of tactical or situational violence, attitudes toward the nation-state, and how ideology and political variables interact. The case studies include authoritarian and democratic states and are not solely focused on the Arab world, allowing readers to consider a greater diversity of Islamist experiences.

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization
A Book

by K. Bokhari,F. Senzai

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-12-18
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1137313498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The continued prominence of Islam in the struggle for democracy in the Muslim world has confounded Western democracy theorists who largely consider secularism a prerequisite for democratic transitions. Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai offer a comprehensive view of the complex nature of contemporary political Islam and its relationship to democracy.

Political Islam, Citizenship, and Minorities

Political Islam, Citizenship, and Minorities
The Future of Arab Christians in the Islamic Middle East

by Andrea Zaki Stephanous

  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release : 2012-07-10
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 076185214X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book discusses the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East and the future of political Christianity. The emergence of political Islam and the recent changes in political Christianity in the region have both contributed to a new perception of the role of Arab Christians.

Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

Routledge Handbook of Political Islam
A Book

by Shahram Akbarzadeh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-03-12
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 113657722X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise from some of the top scholars in the world it examines the main issues surrounding political Islam across the world, from aspects of Muslim integration in the West to questions of political legitimacy in the Muslim world. Bringing together an international team of renowned and respected experts on the topic, the chapters in the book present a critical account of: Theoretical foundations of political Islam Historical background Geographical spread of Islamist movements Political strategies adopted by Islamist groups Terrorism Attitudes towards democracy Relations between Muslims and the West in the international sphere Challenges of integration Gender relations. Presenting readers with the diversity of views on political Islam in a nuanced and dispassionate manner, this handbook is an essential addition to the existing literature on Islam and politics. It will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines, including political science, Islamic studies, sociology and history.

The Islamists

The Islamists
A Contextual History of Political Islam

by Nafi, Basher M.

  • Publisher : Afro-Middle East Centre
  • Release : 2017-08-09
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0994682530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today’s Islamists are not a reproduction of an ancient legacy, but are modern political actors defined by modern discourses, argues Basheer Nafiin The Islamists. He examines the emergence and development of political Islam in the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century, discussing the historical context within which political Islam arose, and relating it to the social movements and political parties that lead the phenomenon today. On questions concerning the state, economics and law, the differences among Islamists are no less than their agreements. Nafit eases out some of these agreements and differences relating to governance, citizenship, pluralism, unity, revivalism, and truth. This very accessible work, intended for both an academic and general audience, highlights these matters by examining the groups and individuals that constitute the broad category of political Islam, considering how they have developed over time, and how they have impacted on the countries in which they operate.

Global Political Islam

Global Political Islam
A Book

by Peter Mandaville

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-07-02
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1134341350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An accessible and comprehensive account of the global dimensions of political Islam in the twenty-first century, explaining political Islam, nationalism and globalization and providing a detailed account of Al Qaeda.

Political Islam

Political Islam
A Critical Reader

by Frederic Volpi

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-31
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1134722079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the topic of political Islam gains increased visibility in international politics and current affairs, it has become more difficult to navigate the vast literature that is devoted to explaining this phenomenon. This reader provides the student with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of political Islam. Offering a clear route to the most influential literature in the field, the diverse range of viewpoints presented allows students to obtain a detailed, authoritative and critical perspective on the most pressing questions of the post-9/11 era. With detailed introductory chapters and clear presentation of existing literature, thematically-arranged sections cover: modern understandings and explanations of Islamism the emergence and development of Islamist groups political responses to the phenomenon democracy and democratization multiculturalism political violence and terrorism globalization the future of political Islam. This overview of political Islam will help students at all levels to appreciate its many manifestations and dimensions. A relevant text to introductory courses on history, international affairs, government and sociology, this reader is an essential tool for students of the Middle East, Muslim politics, religion in politics and Islamism.

The Future of Islam and the West

The Future of Islam and the West
Clash of Civilizations Or Peaceful Coexistence?

by Shireen Hunter,Shireen T. Hunter

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9780275962876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the relations between Islam and the West, paying particular attention to the various schools of Islamic political thought and the Islamic world view.

The Many Faces of Political Islam

The Many Faces of Political Islam
Religion and Politics in the Muslim World

by Mohammed Ayoob

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2009-12-21
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780472025381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very few non-Muslims would be able to venture an accurate definition of political Islam. Mohammed Ayoob's The Many Faces of Political Islam thoroughly describes the myriad manifestations of this rising ideology and analyzes its impact on global relations. "In this beautifully crafted and utterly compelling book, Mohammed Ayoob accomplishes admirably the difficult task of offering a readily accessible yet nuanced and comprehensive analysis of an issue of enormous political importance. Both students and specialists will learn a great deal from this absolutely first-rate book." ---Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow, Cornell University "Dr. Ayoob addresses the nuances and complexities of political Islam---be it mainstream, radical, or militant---and offers a road map of the pivotal players and issues that define the movement. There is no one as qualified as Mohammed Ayoob to write a synthesis of various manifestations of political Islam. His complex narrative highlights the changes and shifts that have taken place within the Islamist universe and their implications for internal Muslim politics and relations between the world of Islam and the Christian world." ---Fawaz A. Gerges, Carnegie Scholar, and holds the Christian A. Johnson Chair in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, Sarah Lawrence College "Let's hope that many readers---not only academics but policymakers as well---will use this invaluable book." ---François Burgat, Director, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Institute for Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM), Aix-en-Provence, France "This is a wonderful, concise book by an accomplished and sophisticated political scientist who nonetheless manages to convey his interpretation of complex issues and movements to even those who have little background on the subject. It is impressive in its clarity, providing a badly needed text on political Islam that's accessible to college students and the general public alike." ---Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor of International Relations with a joint appointment in James Madison College and the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also Coordinator of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University.

Islamic Exceptionalism

Islamic Exceptionalism
How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World

by Shadi Hamid

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1466866721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state—and the vexing problem of religion’s role in public life. Hamid argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics by examining different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying—and alarmingly successful—example of ISIS. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid offers a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence. Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized role in modern politics. We don't have to like it, but we have to understand it—because Islam, as a religion and as an idea, will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well in the decades to come.

Radical Arab Nationalism and Political Islam

Radical Arab Nationalism and Political Islam
A Book

by Lahouari Addi

  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release : 2018-07-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1626164509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Radical Arab nationalism emerged in the modern era as a response to European political and cultural domination, culminating in a series of military coups in the mid-20th century in Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. This movement heralded the dawn of modern, independent nations that would close the economic, social, scientific, and military gaps with the West while building a unity of Arab nations. But this dream failed. In fact, radical Arab nationalism became a barrier to civil peace and national cohesion, most tragically demonstrated in the case of Syria, for two reasons: 1) national armies militarized nationalism and its political objectives; 2) these nations did not keep pace with the intellectual and political and cultural and social progress of European nations that offered, for example, freedom of speech and thought. It was the failure of radical Arab nationalism, Addi contends, that made the more recent political Islam so popular. But if radical nationalism militarized politics, the Islamists politicized religion. Today, the prevailing medieval interpretation of Islam, defended by the Islamists, prevents these nations from making progress and achieving the kind of social justice that radical Arab nationalism once promised. Will political Islam fail, too? Can nations ruled by political Islam accommodate modernity? Their success or failure, Addi writes, depends upon this question.

Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
A Book

by ʻAlī Pāyā,John L. Esposito

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0415582288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Topics such as the compatibility of Islam and democracy, and the question of whether democracy can be encouraged in the Middle East are looked at carefully. Contributors evaluate the circumstances under which democracy can be imposed by outside force, and ask what forces are driving the confrontation between the West and Islam, before looking at how this confrontation is likely to develop. --

Political Islam in Tunisia

Political Islam in Tunisia
The History of Al-Nahda

by Anne Wolf

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-07-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0190670754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political Islam in Tunisia uncovers the secret history of Tunisia's main Islamist movement, al-Nahda, from its origins as a sociocultural movement in the 1960s to the present. Banned until the popular uprisings of 2010- 11 and the overthrow of Ben Ali's dictatorship, al-Nahda has until nowbeen impossible to investigate. This is the first in-depth account of the movement, one of Tunisia's most influential political actors and an important source of regional leadership. Based on more than four years of field research, over 400 interviews, and access to private archives, Anne Wolf masterfully unveils the evolution of al-Nahda's ideological and strategic orientations within changing political contexts and, at times, conflicting ambitions amongst its leading cadres.She also explores the challenges to al-Nahda's quest for power from both secularists and Salafis. As the first full history of al- Nahda, this book is a major contribution to the literature on Tunisia, Islamist movements, and political Islam in the Arab world. It will be indispensable reading foranyone seeking to understand the forces driving a key player in the country most hopeful of pursuing a democratic trajectory in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Radical Islam in East Africa

Radical Islam in East Africa
A Book

by Angel Rabasa

  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Release : 2009-01-13
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 0833046799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American geopolitical interests and the potential threats to those interests are both on the rise in East Africa. The author places the spread of militant Islamism and the development of radical Islamist networks in East Africa in the broader context of the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the region's security environment.

Post-Islamism

Post-Islamism
The Many Faces of Political Islam

by Asef Bayat

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 019976607X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays of Post-Islamism bring together young and established scholars and activists from different parts of the Muslim World and the West to discuss their research on the changing discourses and practices of Islamist movements and Islamic states largely in the Muslim majority countries.