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Islam in the Political Process

Islam in the Political Process


James P. Piscatori, Fouad Ajami, Alexander S. Cudsi, Michael C. Hudson, Jean-Claude Vatin, Donal B. Cruise O'Brien, Şerif Mardin, Hamid Enayat, David Taylor, Ruth McVey, Albert Hourani
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  • Date Published: March 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521274340

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  • The Iranian revolution greatly aroused outsiders' curiosity and misunderstanding of Islam. The relatively easy overthrow of the Shah and the pronouncements of the new Iranian regime brought to the forefront an image of 'militant Islam' which has survived in one form or another since the Crusades. At the time, there was the assumption in the West that Islam was inevitably revolutionary, militant, or at least anti-Western and that the Iranian example was likely to be repeated in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and other countries where Muslims predominated. Originally published in paperback in 1983, this book was designed to examine such assumptions and to analyse the complex roles which Islam plays in the political process of several countries. Although the authors called upon the insights of various disciplines, and chose different approaches, they all shared the conviction that the idea of 'Islamic politics' needed to be made specific if crude stereotypes about Islam were to be avoided.

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    • Date Published: March 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521274340
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction James P. Piscatori
    2. In the Pharaoh's shadow: religion and authority in Egypt Fouad Ajami
    3. Islam and politics in the Sudan Alexander S. Cudsi
    4. Ideological politics in Saudi Arabia James P. Piscatori
    5. The Islamic factor in Syrian and Iraqi politics Michael C. Hudson
    6. Popular Puritanism versus state reformism: Islam in Algeria Jean-Claude Vatin
    7. Sufi politics in Senegal Donal B. Cruise O'Brien
    8. Religion and politics in modern Turkey Şerif Mardin
    9. Iran: Khumayni's concept of the 'Guardianship of the Jurisconsult' Hamid Enayat
    10. The politics of Islam and Islamization in Pakistan David Taylor
    11. Faith as the outsider: Islam in Indonesian politics Ruth McVey
    12. Conclusion Albert Hourani

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    James P. Piscatori


    James P. Piscatori, Fouad Ajami, Alexander S. Cudsi, Michael C. Hudson, Jean-Claude Vatin, Donal B. Cruise O'Brien, Şerif Mardin, Hamid Enayat, David Taylor, Ruth McVey, Albert Hourani

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