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Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of State Power

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ISBN-10: 0195144260

ISBN-13: 9780195144260

Edition: 2001

Authors: Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Islamic Leviathan
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