Islam and Politics Around the World

ISBN : 9780190900397

John L. Esposito; Emad El-Din Shahin
224 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Sep 2018
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Islam has become a potent political force around the world since it reemerged in the late 1960's and 1970's as a religio-political alternative to failed nationalist ideologies. In countries throughout the world, individuals and movements have attempted to reconstruct the political, economic, and social dimensions of their societies along Islamic lines, taking different approaches to the shari`a and to the questions of whether and how to establish an Islamic state.

Islam and Politics Around the World is a comprehensive and analytical examination of Islam and politics in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. Its case studies provide overviews of the development and interaction of Islam and politics in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and across Asia and Africa. Taken together, these essays provide readers with an illuminating and in-depth overview of the state of political Islam today.


Chapter 1: Islam and Politics in North America
Abdullah A. Al-Arian
Chapter 2: Islam and Politics in Europe
Sam Cherribi
Chapter 3: Islam and Politics in the Middle East
Moataz A. Fattah
Chapter 4: Islam and Politics in Central Asia
Shireen Hunter
Chapter 5: Islam and Politics in South Asia
Irfan Ahmad
Chapter 6: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia
Fred R. von der Mehden
Chapter 7: Islam and Politics in North Africa
Azzedine Layachi
Chapter 8: Islam and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Leonardo A. Villalon

About the author: 

John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is the author or editor of more than 45 books, including What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam and The Future of Islam and is Editor in Chief of Oxford Islamic Studies Online.; Emad El-Din Shahin is the Dean of the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation and a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University.

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