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…  See more details below

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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.

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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

Acknowledgments
System of Translation and Transliteration
List of Abbreviations
Introduction1
1The Emergence of the Tunisian Islamic Movement7
2The Politicisation Process25
3Islamists v. Bourguiba 1981-198741
4Islamists v. Ben Ali 1987-199361
5The Basis for a "Political" Islam75
6The Islamists' Islamic State101
7Issues of Identity and Westernisation135
Conclusion163
Appendixes175
Bibliography191
Index197

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