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Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

Edited by: Shahram Akbarzadeh

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415484732
eBook ISBN: 9780203154144
Adobe ISBN: 9781136577239

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The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise from some of the top scholars in the world it examines the main issues surrounding political Islam across the world, from aspects of Muslim integration in the West to questions of political legitimacy in the Muslim world.

Bringing together an international team of renowned and respected experts on the topic, the chapters in the book present a critical account of:

  • Theoretical foundations of political Islam
  • Historical background
  • Geographical spread of Islamist movements
  • Political strategies adopted by Islamist groups
  • Terrorism
  • Attitudes towards democracy
  • Relations between Muslims and the West in the international sphere
  • Challenges of integration
  • Gender relations.

Presenting readers with the diversity of views on political Islam in a nuanced and dispassionate manner, this handbook is an essential addition to the existing literature on Islam and politics. It will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines, including political science, Islamic studies, sociology and history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Paradox of Political Islam Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sayyid Qutb Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Three Dimensions of the Emerging Political Philosophy of Islam Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Modernity and Islamic Religious Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Muslim Brotherhood Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hamas Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hizbullah in Lebanon Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hizb Ut-Tahrir Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Islamic Radicalism in a Democratizing Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Islamism Reaches Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Islamism in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Institutionalisation of Political Islam in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Political Thinking on Islam and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Islam, Identity and Discourses in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Reforming the Religious Discourse in Saudi Arabia (2001–10) Download PDF
Chapter  16:  De-Territorialized Islamisms Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Racialization and the Challenge of Muslim Integration in the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  18:  UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Muslim Diaspora Communities Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Perpetual Struggle Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A Tortured Relationship Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Islamism in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Islam and ‘the Clash of Civilizations’? Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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