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Between the State and Islam

Between the State and Islam

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As'ad AbuKhalil, Said Bensaid Alaoui, Mounia Bennani-Chraibi, Charles E. Butterworth, Iliya Harik, Ibrahim A. Karawan, Jean Leca, Serif Mardin, Timothy J. Piro, Meriem Verges, Antoine B. Zahland, I. William Zartman
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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789721

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  • Heretofore, the study of the Middle East has focused almost exclusively on Islam and on the regime, especially on its nondemocratic aspects. It has done so at the expense of accounting fully for the forces of skepticism, liberty, and creativity that struggle against Islamic conformism and state hegemony. This volume examines how Middle Eastern peoples in the 19th and 20th centuries lived and flourished while trying to shape their political and religious surroundings outside the formal structures of established religion and the state.

    • Multi-disciplinary; authors' perspectives combine history, political science, sociology, and political analysis
    • The authors base their arguments upon primary field research deeply grounded in awareness of the relevant languages
    • Provides comparative perspectives in terms of time and space, covering the 19th and 20th centuries across the Arab Middle East and Turkey
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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789721
    • length: 272 pages
    • copublisher: Woodrow Wilson Center
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: between the State and Islam Charles E. Butterworth and I. William Zartman
    Part I. The Nineteenth Century: Preface Charles E. Butterworth
    1. On what is between, even beyond, the paradigms of the State and Islam Charles E. Butterworth
    2. The impact of technology change on the nineteenth-century Arab world Antoine B. Zahland
    3. An Islamic political formula in transformation: Islam, identity, and nationalism in the history of the Volga Tatars Serif Mardin
    4. Muslim opposition thinkers in the nineteenth century Said Bensaid Alaoui
    Part II. The Twentieth-Century: Preface I. William Zartman
    5. Against the taboos of Islam: anti-conformist tendencies in contemporary Arab/Islamic thought As'ad AbuKhalil
    6. Democratic thought in the Arab world: an alternative to the patron state Iliya Harik
    7. Political parties between state power and Islamist opposition Ibrahim A. Karawan
    8. Liberal professionals in the contemporary Arab world Timothy J. Piro
    9. Daniel Lerner revisited, the audio-visual media and its reception: two North African cases Jean Leca, Meriem Verges and Mounia Bennani-Chraibi
    10. Islam, the state, and democracy: the contradictions I. William Zartman.

  • Editors

    Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland, College Park

    I. William Zartman, The Johns Hopkins University

    Contributors

    As'ad AbuKhalil, Said Bensaid Alaoui, Mounia Bennani-Chraibi, Charles E. Butterworth, Iliya Harik, Ibrahim A. Karawan, Jean Leca, Serif Mardin, Timothy J. Piro, Meriem Verges, Antoine B. Zahland, I. William Zartman

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