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Islam and Political Legitimacy / Edition 1
     

Islam and Political Legitimacy / Edition 1

by Shahram Akbarzadeh
 

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ISBN-10: 0415444373

ISBN-13: 9780415444378

Pub. Date: 06/14/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book deals with the topical issue of political mobilisation and legitimacy in a number of Muslim states, and explores sources of tension and turmoil in these cases. More specifically, the book examines the evolving and complex relationship between political power and Islam through a comparative study of carefully selected Muslim states. Special attention is paid

Overview

This book deals with the topical issue of political mobilisation and legitimacy in a number of Muslim states, and explores sources of tension and turmoil in these cases. More specifically, the book examines the evolving and complex relationship between political power and Islam through a comparative study of carefully selected Muslim states. Special attention is paid to the mechanisms of state control/utilisation of Islam to maintain stability and to bolster political legitimacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415444378
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/14/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

1. Islam and Politics Shahram Akbarzadeh and Abdullah Saeed 2. The Official Ulema and Religious Legitimacy of the Modern Nation State Abdullah Saeed 3. Saudi Arabia: Re-Reading Politics and Religion in the Wake of September 11 Larbi Sadiki 4. The Politics of Reform in the Islamic Republic of Iran Farideh Farhi 5. Pakistan and the Struggle for 'Real' Islam Samina Yasmeen 6. The Islamic Dilemma in Uzbekistan Shahram Akbarzadeh 7. Failure of the 'Welfare State': Islamic Resurgence and Political Legitimacy in Bangladesh Taj I. Hashmi 8. Islam and Political Legitimacy in Malaysia Osman Bakar 9. Divided Majority: Limits of Indonesian Political Islam Greg Fealy 10. State Legitimacy Shahram Akbarzadeh

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