Islam between Culture and Politics / Edition 2

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Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalising world. He proposes a depoliticisation of the faith and the introduction of cultural reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument is that Islam is being torn between the pressure for cultural innovation and a defensive move towards the politicisation of its symbols for non-religious ends.
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"Bassam Tibi has produced yet another impressive and thought-provoking elaborate and sophisticated cultural analysis that painstakingly attempts to define concepts, elucidate relationships, and propose solutions for the dilemmas at hand."--Emad Ei Din Shahin, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403949899
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Bassam Tibi is Professor of International Relations at the University of Göttingen.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : Islam between culture and politics : the scope and implications 1
1 Religion, culture and social reality : Islam as a cultural system, and its diversity 28
2 Cultural patterns and the perception of change in Islam : a religious model for reality : the Islamic worldview 53
3 Culture and social change : tradition and innovation in cultural analysis 69
4 The dichotomy of structural globalisation and fragmenting cultural self-assertion : the case of Islamic civilisation 87
5 The politicisation of religion : political Islam as a defensive-cultural response to global challenges : a social-scientific interpretation 116
6 From religious belief to political commitment : the fundamentalist revolt against the secular order : between cultural modernity and neo-absolutism 131
7 Social change and the potential for flexibility in Islamic law : the Shari'a between ethics and politicisation 148
8 Institutions of learning and education in Islam : between the cultural accommodation of change, religious orthodoxy and the politics of cultural Islamisation 167
9 Islam matters to the West! : Islam and Europe, Islam in Europe : Islamic migration between cultural assimilation, political integration and communitarian ghettoisation 191
10 Islam and the West in the age of conflict among civilisations : the alternative of intercultural dialogue as a means of conflict resolution 210
11 September 11, the global cultural turn and the return of the sacred in Islamic civilisation : between religious revival and the new totalitarianism of political Islam 234
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