Global Political Islam

ISBN-10: 0415326079
ISBN-13: 9780415326070
Edition: 2007
Authors: Peter Mandaville
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Description: P This book offers an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. /P P Drawing on insights from comparative politics, sociology, international relations and Islamic studies, it explains the complex  More...

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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

P This book offers an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. /P P Drawing on insights from comparative politics, sociology, international relations and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between political Islam, nationalism, state and society, and globalization. An ideal teaching text, EM Global Political Islam /EM also provides the necessary historical background and conceptual tools for understanding contemporary Muslim politics. The book contains detailed up-to-date case studies of political Islam in a variety of key settings such as Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Palestine. It also explains the evolution of Islamic radicalism through a detailed account of Al Qaeda and the global jihad movement. Transnational Islamic networking receives considerable attention, as does the role of new media and information technologies in political Islam. Fully illustrated throughout, featuring maps,supplementary textbox case studies, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to the crucial rule of political Islam in the contemporary world. /P

Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations and Dean of Law and Social Sciences at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence and Out of Evil: New International Politics and Old Doctrines of War (both published by I.B.Tauris).Mandaville is Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury.

List of illustrations
A note on transliteration and style
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: thinking about Islam and politics in global perspective
Islam and politics: history and key concepts
State formation and the making of Islamism
Islam in the system: the evolution of Islamism as political strategy
Islam as the system: Islamic states and "Islamization" from above
Islam for lack of a system: Islamism in weak and failed states
Radical Islamism and jihad beyond the nation-state
Muslim transnationalism: brotherhoods, networks, diasporas
Who speaks for Islam? Religious authority in the global umma
Beyond Islamism: globalization and Muslim politics
Key economic and political indicators for selected Muslim countries
Glossary
Notes
Suggestions for further reading
Index

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