Routledge Handbook of Political Islam / Edition 1

Routledge Handbook of Political Islam / Edition 1

by Shahram Akbarzadeh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415484731

ISBN-13: 9780415484732

Pub. Date: 01/03/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This Handbook provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise from some of the top scholars in the world it examines a range of topics, from aspects of Muslim integration in the West to questions of political legitimacy in the Muslim world. Bringing together many of

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This Handbook provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise from some of the top scholars in the world it examines a range of topics, from aspects of Muslim integration in the West to questions of political legitimacy in the Muslim world. Bringing together many of the key authors on the topic, the book presents a critical account of:
• The theoretical foundations of political Islam
• Its historical background
• The geographical spread of Islamist movements
• The diversity of the political strategies adopted by Islamist groups
• Terrorism
• Attitudes towards democracy
• Attitude towards Muslim settlement in the West & the challenges of integration
• Relations between Muslims & the West in the international sphere, and
• Gender relations Presenting readers with the diversity of views on political Islam in a nuanced and dispassionate manner, this handbook is an essential addition to the existing literature on Islam and politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415484732
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Political Islam, Islamism and Future Prospects Shahram Akbarzadeh 2. Sayyid Qutb: Founder of Radical Islamic Political Ideology Ahmad Moussalli 3. Three Dimensions of the Emerging Political Philosophy of Islam M. A. Muqtedar Khan 4. Modernity and Islamic Religious Consciousness Raja Bahlul 5. The Muslim Brotherhood Barbara Zollner 6. Hamas: Between Pragmatism and Radicalism Mohammed M. Hafez and Marc-André Walther 7. Hizbullah in Lebanon Lara Deeb 8. Hizb ut-Tahrir Mohamed Nawab Bin Mohamed Osman 9. Islamic Radicalism in a Democratizing Indonesia Robert W. Hefner 10. Islamism Reaches Central Asia Shahram Akbarzadeh 11. Islamism in Turkey Gareth Jenkins 12. The Institutionalisation of Political Islam in Iran Rebecca Barlow and Shahram Akbarzadeh 13. Political Thinking on Islam and Democracy: The Case of Iran Ali M Pedram 14. Islam, Identity and Discourses in Pakistan Samina Yasmeen 15. Reforming the Religious Discourse in Saudi Arabia (2001-2010) Eman Mohammad Alhussein 16. De-territorialized Islamisms: Women’s Agency of Resistance and Acquiescence Shahin Gerami 17. Racialization and the Challenge of Muslim Integration in the European Union Valérie Amiraux 18. UK Counter-terrorism Strategy and Muslim Diaspora Communities: The ‘Securitisation of Integration’ Tahir Abbas 19. Perpetual Struggle: The Significance of Arab-Israeli Conflict for Islamists Beverley Milton-Edwards 20. A Tortured Relationship: Islamists and US Foreign Policy Benjamin MacQueen 21. Islamism in the Middle East: the Resistant, the Fighter and the Mujahid Bernard Rougier 22. Islam and ‘The Clash of Civilizations?’ An Historical Perspective Howard Brasted and Adeel Khan

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