The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

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John L. Esposito, Emad El-Din Shahin
OUP USA, 2013 - Political Science - 684 pages
Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
MAJOR THEMES
5
ISLAMIC IDEOLOGUES ACTIVISTS AND INTELLECTUALS
125
ISLAM AND POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD
261
THE DYNAMICS OF ISLAM IN POLITICS
395
Index
643
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John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is the editor ofThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author ofUnholy War, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, The Future of Islam, and many other acclaimed works.

Emad El-Din Shahin is Professor of Public Policy at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He is the author ofPolitical Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements in North Africa, Through Muslim Eyes: Muhammad Rashid Rida and the West, and, with Nathan J. Brown, The Struggle over Democracy in the Middle East: Regional Politics and External Policies.

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