Transnational Political Islam: Religion, Ideology and Powerby Azza Karam
Pub. Date: 11/20/2003
Publisher: Pluto Press
Political Islam, to be distinguished from Islam as a culture or a religion, and from Islamic Fundamentalism, is an increasingly important feature of the western political scene. The ideologies of Political Islam reflect the fact that some of their adherents live and work within a Western socio-political context. Although Political Islam has been widely written about in Muslim countries, very little has been published the West, and this book attempts to redress that imbalance.With a range of outstanding contributors that includes academics and human rights advocates, this book tackles the diversity of Islamist thinking and practice in various Western countries including Germany, Sweden, the UK, Bosnia, and the US and explores their transnational connections in both East and West. The book analyzes developments in Islamist thinking and activities, and their connections to the latest global political and economic trends, and discusses future evolutions of the ideology and its manifestations.
Table of Contents
Foreword by John Esposito, Georgetown University, USA.
1. Transnational Political Islam : An Introduction
Azza Karam, World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP), USA.
2. Restructuring Political Islam: Transnational Belonging and Muslims in
France and Germany
Valerie Amiraux, Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and
Centre Universitaire de Recherche Administrative et Politique de Picardie
3. Political Islam in Sweden: Integration and Deterrence
Jan Hjärpe, University of Lund, Sweden.
4. Islam in the Netherlands: Traveling Under the Shadow of the World Trade
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Urbana Champaign, USA.
5. Cognac, Cigarettes and Terrorist Cells in Albania
Fred Abrahams, Human Rights Watch, USA.
6. Exploring Theoretical and Programmatic Changes in Contemporary Islamist
Discourse: Al-Manar Al-Jadid in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
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