Shari'a Politics: Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World

Shari'a Politics: Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World

by Robert W Hefner
     
 

ISBN-10: 025335627X

ISBN-13: 9780253356277

Pub. Date: 04/04/2011

Publisher: Indiana University Press

One of the most important developments in Muslim politics in recent years has been the spread of movements calling for the implementation of sharìa or Islamic law. Sharì?a Politics maps the ideals and organization of these movements and examines their implications for the future of democracy, citizen rights, and gender relations in the Muslim world.

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One of the most important developments in Muslim politics in recent years has been the spread of movements calling for the implementation of sharìa or Islamic law. Sharì?a Politics maps the ideals and organization of these movements and examines their implications for the future of democracy, citizen rights, and gender relations in the Muslim world. These studies of eight Muslim-majority societies, and state-of-the-field reflections by leading experts, provide the first comparative investigation of movements for and against implementation of sharìa. These essays reveal that the Muslim public's interest in sharìa does not spring from an unchanging devotion to received religious tradition, but from an effort to respond to the central political and ethical questions of the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253356277
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/04/2011
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration and Spelling Introduction: Sharia Politics—Law and Society in the Modern Muslim World Robert W. Hefner
1. Saudi Arabia: Public, Civil,
and Individual Sharia in Law and Politics Frank E.
Vogel
2. Egypt: Cacophony and Consensus in the Twenty-first Century Nathan J. Brown
3. Iran: Sharia Politics and the Transformation of Islamic Law Bahman Baktiari
4. Turkey: Islam without Sharia? M. Hakan Yavuz
5. Afghanistan: The Local and the Global in the Practice of Sharia T. Barfield
6.
Pakistan: Sharia and the State Muhammad Qasim Zaman
7.
Nigeria: Mapping a Sharia Restorationist Movement Paul M.
Lubeck
8. Indonesia: Sharia Politics and Democratic Transition Robert W. Hefner List of Contributors Index

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