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Impossible State Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament

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ISBN-10: 023116257X

ISBN-13: 9780231162579

Edition: 2014

Authors: Wael B. Hallaq

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Description:

Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the "Islamic state," judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both impossible and inherently self-contradictory. Comparing the legal, political, moral, and constitutional histories of premodern Islam and Euro-America, he finds the adoption and practice of the modern state to be highly problematic for modern Muslims. He also critiques more expansively modernity's moral predicament, which renders impossible any project resting solely on ethical foundations. The modern state not only suffers from serious legal, political, and constitutional issues, Hallaq argues, but also, by its very nature, fashions a subject inconsistent…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English