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Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

Edited by: Shahram Akbarzadeh

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138353893
eBook ISBN: 9780429425165
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429425165
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Book description

This updated, second edition of the Handbook of Political Islam covers a range of political actors that use Islam to advance their cause. While they share the ultimate vision of establishing a political system governed by Islam, their tactics and methods can be very different. Capturing this diversity, this volume also sheds light on some of the less-known experiences from South East Asia to North Africa.

Drawing on expertise from some of the top scholars in the world, the chapters examine the main issues surrounding political Islam across the world, including:

  • 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

Capturing the geographical spread of Islamism and the many manifestations of this political phenomenon make this book a key resource for students and researchers interested in political Islam, Muslim affairs and the Middle East.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Political Islam under the spotlight Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Islamism beyond politics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Theocracy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Political Islam and animal issues Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Muslim Brotherhood Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Islamic movements and party politics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hamas according to Hamas Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hezbollah Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Islamists, Muslim democrats and citizenship in contemporary Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Muslim autonomy, political pragmatism, and the challenge of Islamist extremism in the Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Islam and politics in the Maldives Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Political Islam in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Islamism in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Islamist populism, Islamist fatwas, state transnationalism and Turkey’s diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Facebook and agency Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Political Islamic movements in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  An existential crisis Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Political Islam in peace and war Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The two sources of jihadism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Jihadi Salafism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The ideology of al-Qaeda Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Islamic State’s ideological and strategic worldview Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Hizb-ut-Tahrir in the age of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Militant goodness and totalized meanings Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Women in jihad Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Politics for jihadi women Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Racialization and the construction of the problem of the Muslim presence in Western societies Download PDF
Chapter  28:  UK counter-terrorism strategy, Muslim diaspora communities and the ‘securitisation of integration’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Revisiting S.P. Huntington’s ‘The Clash of Civilizations’ thesis Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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