Therefore, this project maps out a philosophical genealogy (namely, the reception/mobilization of counter-Enlightenment thought in political Islam); at the same time, it also sets forth counterexamples of nonviolent and pluralistic ...
Author: Ali Mirsepassi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Ali Mirsepassi's book presents a powerful challenge to the dominant media and scholarly construction of radical Islamist politics, and their anti-Western ideology, as a purely Islamic phenomenon derived from insular, traditional and monolithic religious 'foundations'. It argues that the discourse of political Islam has strong connections to important and disturbing currents in Western philosophy and modern Western intellectual trends. The work demonstrates this by establishing links between important contemporary Iranian intellectuals and the central influence of Martin Heidegger's philosophy. We are also introduced to new democratic narratives of modernity linked to diverse intellectual trends in the West and in non-Western societies, notably in India, where the ideas of John Dewey have influenced important democratic social movements. As the first book to make such connections, it promises to be an important contribution to the field and will do much to overturn some pervasive assumptions about the dichotomy between East and West.
To expand a little on the above : I have tried to discuss the ways in which political Islam adjusted itself to Indian traditions , from the time of its first establishment to the decline of Muslim power in the subcontinent .
Author: Muzaffar Alam
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
"This book shows the ways in which political Islam, from its establishment in medieval north India, adapted itself to a variety of indigenous contexts and became deeply Indianized." --book jacket.
The AKP's evolution When the Islamist Welfare Party won power in Turkey's 1995 elections, it conspicuously invoked political Islam and took a clear stand against the EU and NATO, advocating instead an Islamic common market and an ...
Subsequent attempts to create a modern Sunni Islamic state would be far less successful and durable (e.g. Afghanistan, Sudan), leading some scholars to suggest that we were witnessing a general 'failure of political Islam'.5 Yet, ...
Author: Frederic Volpi
Category: Political Science
As the topic of political Islam gains increased visibility in international politics and current affairs, it has become more difficult to navigate the vast literature that is devoted to explaining this phenomenon. This reader provides the student with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of political Islam. Offering a clear route to the most influential literature in the field, the diverse range of viewpoints presented allows students to obtain a detailed, authoritative and critical perspective on the most pressing questions of the post-9/11 era. With detailed introductory chapters and clear presentation of existing literature, thematically-arranged sections cover: modern understandings and explanations of Islamism the emergence and development of Islamist groups political responses to the phenomenon democracy and democratization multiculturalism political violence and terrorism globalization the future of political Islam. This overview of political Islam will help students at all levels to appreciate its many manifestations and dimensions. A relevant text to introductory courses on history, international affairs, government and sociology, this reader is an essential tool for students of the Middle East, Muslim politics, religion in politics and Islamism.
42 Grare, Political Islam in the Indian Subcontinent, 30. 43 Jackson, Mawlana Mawdudi and Political Islam, 72. 44 Jackson, Mawlana Mawdudi ... 47 Asif Lukman Qazi, “Islamist Experience in Pakistan,” in Rethinking Political Islam eds.
Author: Shahram Akbarzadeh
Category: Political Science
This updated, second edition of the Handbook of Political Islam covers a range of political actors that use Islam to advance their cause. While they share the ultimate vision of establishing a political system governed by Islam, their tactics and methods can be very different. Capturing this diversity, this volume also sheds light on some of the less-known experiences from South East Asia to North Africa. Drawing on expertise from some of the top scholars in the world, the chapters examine the main issues surrounding political Islam across the world, including: Theoretical foundations of political Islam Historical background Geographical spread of Islamist movements Political strategies adopted by Islamist groups Terrorism Attitudes towards democracy Relations between Muslims and the West in the international sphere Challenges of integration Gender relations Capturing the geographical spread of Islamism and the many manifestations of this political phenomenon make this book a key resource for students and researchers interested in political Islam, Muslim affairs and the Middle East.
Political. Islam. (general). J. Beinin, J. Stork (eds), Political Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 1997. F. Burgat, Face to Face with Political Islam,New York:I.B. Tauris,2003. J. Clark, Islam, Charity and Activism: MiddleClass Networks ...
Author: Peter Mandaville
An accessible and comprehensive account of the global dimensions of political Islam in the twenty-first century, explaining political Islam, nationalism and globalization and providing a detailed account of Al Qaeda.
Author: Emmanuel KaragiannisPublish On: 2018-01-02
The rise of political Islam has attracted great public, government, and academic attention in the West. It is fair to say that Islamism has been largely viewed by many with dismay and fear due to its perceived anachronistic and ...
Author: Emmanuel Karagiannis
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Political Science
Islamist political parties and groups are on the rise throughout the Muslim world, constituting a new political Islam that is global in scope and yet local in action. Emmanuel Karagiannis explains how various Islamists have endorsed human rights, democracy, and justice to gain influence and mobilize supporters.
movements of the Islamic Resurgence have been political, sharing an affinity for Islam as the motivating force, if not the defining characteristic, of their proposed political systems. They share as well the goal of transforming ...
Author: John O. Voll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Before beginning a discussion of issues related to political Islam, one must adequately define the terms political Islam and Islamism—that is, Islam as political ideology rather than a religion or theology. At the most general level, ...
Author: Mohammed Ayoob
"Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very few non-Muslims would be able to venture an accurate definition of political Islam. Mohammed Ayoob's The Many Faces of Political Islam thoroughly describes the myriad manifestations of this rising ideology and analyzes its impact on global relations"--
As against all this , the ideological and political objectives of socio - political Islam run counter to those of the United States . Socio - political Islam should be distinguished from the more popular term Islamic fundamentalism ...
Author: Khalid B. Sayeed
Publisher: SUNY Press
Sayeed explores the kinds of resistance Western hegemony has provoked in the Middle East and shows that, although Islamic fundamentalism cannot provide a viable alternative to Western political, cultural, and economic systems, some of the major Islamic ideas can do so.