Political Islam, World Politics, and Europe: Democratic Peace and Euro-Islam Versus Global Jihad

Political Islam, World Politics, and Europe: Democratic Peace and Euro-Islam Versus Global Jihad

by Bassam Tibi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415437814

ISBN-13: 9780415437813

Pub. Date: 11/08/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Is political Islam compatible with democracy?

The rise of political Islam, as a force in world politics, has prompted questions and theories concerning its nature and compatibility with democratic values. Not least have been discussions and conflicts within Islamic communities, particularly in Europe where choices of identity and allegiance are growing

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Is political Islam compatible with democracy?

The rise of political Islam, as a force in world politics, has prompted questions and theories concerning its nature and compatibility with democratic values. Not least have been discussions and conflicts within Islamic communities, particularly in Europe where choices of identity and allegiance are growing acute.

Bassam Tibi provides a broad ranging assessment of political Islam in the world, in all its various manifestations. In particular he focuses on Europe which is also home to a significant Islamic minority. Whilst rejecting the Clash of Civilizations theory the author clearly demonstrates the growing conflict and incompatibility between Islamist movements and European democracy. A practicing Muslim himself, Bassam Tibi, makes clear the vital importance of developing a Euro Islam that will peacefully accommodate religious beliefs within an inclusive democratic European culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415437813
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Conflict within Islamic Civilization between Jihad and Democracy and its Pertinence to World Politics and to the Islam-Diaspora in Europe 1. From Classical Jihad to Global Jihadism in an Invention of Tradition for Mapping the World into Dar Al-Islam 2. Polity and Rule Part 2: Political Islam in World Politics 3. The World-Political Sunni-Fallacy 4. The Shi’i Option Part 3: Europe as a Battlefield for the Competing Options: Islamization/Europeanization 5. Political Islam and Europe in the 21st Century 6. The European Diaspora of Muslim Migrants and the Idea of Europe

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