Why the West Fears Islam An Exploration of Muslims in Liberal Democracies

ISBN-10: 1403969531
ISBN-13: 9781403969538
Edition: 2013
Authors: Jocelyne Cesari
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Description: This books seeks to bridge a gap in the existing literature that emphasizes Islamic fundamentalist movements, providing a typology of many manifestations of Islam both known and unknown, including Sufi orders, sects, and proselytizing movements.  More...

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 381
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

This books seeks to bridge a gap in the existing literature that emphasizes Islamic fundamentalist movements, providing a typology of many manifestations of Islam both known and unknown, including Sufi orders, sects, and proselytizing movements. Cesari identifies two opposing strands of Islam, one defensive and conservative, the other constructive and cosmopolitan, and investigates their emergence, development, and effect upon international relations. The unique interdisciplinary scope of the book allows for an in-depth analysis of data polls, surveys, political discourses, policy programs, interviews, and focus groups with Muslims. Ultimately, Why the West Fears Islam unveils the specifics of western liberalism and secularism and its transformations since 9/11.

Jocelyne Cesari is visiting professor of government and senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

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