The Politicisation Of Islam by Mohamed Elhachmi Hamdi | 9780813338880 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Politicisation Of Islam

The Politicisation Of Islam

by Mohamed Elhachmi Hamdi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813338883

ISBN-13: 9780813338880

Pub. Date: 11/22/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


The Politicisation of Islam: A Case Study of Tunisia traces the emergence, rise, and recent eclipse of the modern Tunisian Islamic movement, al-Nahda, and provides a comprehensive analysis of its political, social, and intellectual discourse. The first two chapters concentrate on the factors behind the emergence of al-Nahda and its

Overview


The Politicisation of Islam: A Case Study of Tunisia traces the emergence, rise, and recent eclipse of the modern Tunisian Islamic movement, al-Nahda, and provides a comprehensive analysis of its political, social, and intellectual discourse. The first two chapters concentrate on the factors behind the emergence of al-Nahda and its politicization. The three major confrontations between the movement and the Tunisian regime, which culminated in 1991 in the banning of all al-Nahda activities inside Tunisia, is explored in Chapter Three. The author discusses the basic concepts of political Islam in the movement’s literature in Chapter Four, in particular the Islamists’ rejection of secularism, and al-Nahda’s proposal for a modern Islamic state in Chapter Five. In the concluding chapter, the author addresses the Islamists’ cultural agenda and their insistence on an Islamic identity for Tunisia.A valuable contribution to the study of political Islam, this is the first complete analysis, in English, of the history of this modern Tunisian Islamic movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813338880
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
11/22/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
System of Translation and Transliterationxi
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
1The Emergence of the Tunisian Islamic Movement7
Economic and Political Factors7
Religious and Cultural Factors12
The Movement's First Founders16
Embarking on a Mission19
2The Politicisation Process25
Conflict on Campus25
The Government's Role in the Emergence of the Movement28
The Impact of the Liberal Experiment30
The Iranian Factor33
Secrecy: The Benefits and Costs34
The Discovery of the Secret Organisation36
The Creation of the Political Party38
3Islamists v. Bourguiba 1981-198741
The First Confrontation, 1981-198443
The Truce of 1984-198649
The End of Bourguiba's Era53
4Islamists v. Ben Ali 1987-199361
The Strategy of the New President63
Ben Ali Against the Islamists67
The Panic of the Islamists71
5The Basis for a "Political" Islam75
The Party of Islam75
The Meaning and Implications of Jahiliyya78
The "Muslim" and the "Islamist"81
Islamism or Fundamentalism?83
The Principle of Comprehensiveness88
Islam and Secularism90
6The Islamists' Islamic State101
The Evolution of Ghannouchi's Political Thought102
Islamic Democracy103
The Implications of Trusteeship105
Basic Human Rights in Islam107
The People's Authority109
The Status of Non-Muslims115
A Note on Tunisian Modernism120
The Response of Tunisian Elites123
The Implications of the Islamists' Programme126
The Question of Originality127
7Issues of Identity and Westernisation135
Islam, Arabism, and Tunisian Identity140
The Role of Mzali143
The Fight Against Westernisation145
Signing the National Pact156
Conclusion163
Appendixes175
Bibliography191
Index197

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >