Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of State Power
Spend $50 to get a
This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Islamization is commonly seen as the work of Islamist movements who have forced their ideology on ruling regimes and other hapless social actors. There is little doubt that ruling regimes and disparate social and political actors alike are pushed in the direction of Islamic politics by Islamist forces. However, Islamist activism and its revolutionary and utopian rhetoric only partly explain this trend. In fact, argues Vali Nasr, the state itself plays a key role in embedding Islamin the politics of Muslim countries. The turn to Islam, argues Nasr, is a facet of the state's drive to establish hegemony over society and expand its power and control. He focuses on the cases of Malaysia and…
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction Defining the Problem|
|The Making of the New States|
|The Colonial Legacy|
|From Independence to 1969|
|Political Turmoil and Cultural Change|
|Secular States in Crisis|
|The Islamist Challenge in Malaysia and Pakistan|
|Heart of the Matter|
|Islamization and Capitalist Development|
|Islamization and Restoration of State Power|
|Conclusion: The Islamization Period in the Balance|