Global Political Islam

Global Political Islam

by Peter Mandaville
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415326079

ISBN-13: 9780415326070

Pub. Date: 10/10/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book offers an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on insights from comparative politics, sociology, international relations and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between political Islam, nationalism, state and society, and globalization. An ideal teaching text, Global Political

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This book offers an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on insights from comparative politics, sociology, international relations and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between political Islam, nationalism, state and society, and globalization. An ideal teaching text, Global Political Islam also provides the necessary historical background and conceptual tools for understanding contemporary Muslim politics. The book contains detailed up-to-date case studies of political Islam in a variety of key settings such as Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Palestine. It also explains the evolution of Islamic radicalism through a detailed account of Al Qaeda and the global jihad movement. Transnational Islamic networking receives considerable attention, as does the role of new media and information technologies in political Islam. Fully illustrated throughout, featuring maps, supplementary textbox case studies, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to the crucial rule of political Islam in the contemporary world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415326070
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/10/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Thinking about Islam and Politics in Global Perspective 2. Islam and Politics: History and Key Concepts 3. State Formation and the Making of Islamism 4. Islam in the System: The Evolution of Islamism as Political Strategy 5. Islam as the System: Islamic States and "Islamization" from Above 6. Islam for Lack of a System: Islamism in Weak and Failed States 7. Radical Islamism and Jihad Beyond the Nation-State 8. Muslim Transnationalism: Brotherhoods, Networks Diasporas 9. Who Speaks for Islam? Religious Authority in the Global Umma 10. Beyond Islamism: Globalization and Muslim Politics. Appendix: Key Economic and Political Indicators for Muslim Countries

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