The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder / Edition 1

The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam and the New World Disorder / Edition 1

by Bassam Tibi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520236904

ISBN-13: 9780520236905

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene

Overview

Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only—as it is widely believed—economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order.

For this updated edition, Tibi has written a new preface and lengthy introduction addressing Islamic fundamentalism in light of and since September 11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520236905
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Series:
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Series
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the updated edition

Introduction to the updated edition
Preface

1. The Context: Globalization, Fragmentation, and Disorder
2. The Study of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Scope of the Inquiry
3. World Order and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein
4. The Sociocultural Background and the Exposure to Cultural Modernity
5. Cultural Fragmentation, the Decline in Consensus, and the Diffusion of Power in World Politics
6. The Crisis of the Nation-State: Islamic, Pan-Arab, Ethnic, and Sectarian Identities in Conflict
7. The Fundamentalist Ideology: Context and the Textual Sources
8. The Idea of an Islamic State and the Call for the Implementation of the Shari'a/Divine Law
9. Democracy and Democratization in Islam: An Alternative to Fundamentalism
10. Human Rights in Islam and the West: Cross-Cultural Foundations of Shared Values

Notes
Names index
Subject index

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