Challenge of Fundamentalism Political Islam and the New World Disorder

ISBN-10: 0520236904

ISBN-13: 9780520236905

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Bassam Tibi
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Description: Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only--as it is widely believed--economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order. For this updated edition, Tibi has written a new preface and lengthy introduction addressing Islamic fundamentalism in light of and since September 11.

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 293
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface to the updated edition Introduction to the updated edition Preface
The Context: Globalization, Fragmentation, and Disorder
The Study of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Scope of the Inquiry
World Order and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein
The Sociocultural Background and the Exposure to Cultural Modernity
Cultural Fragmentation, the Decline in Consensus, and the Diffusion of Power in World Politics
The Crisis of the Nation-State: Islamic, Pan-Arab, Ethnic, and Sectarian Identities in Conflict
The Fundamentalist Ideology: Context and the Textual Sources
The Idea of an Islamic State and the Call for the Implementation of theShari'a/Divine Law
Democracy and Democratization in Islam: An Alternative to Fundamentalism
Human Rights in Islam and the West: Cross-Cultural Foundations of Shared Values
Notes
Names index
Subject index
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