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Islam and the Making of State Power

Islam and the Making of State Power

In 1979 General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, the military ruler of Pakistan, declared that Pakistan would become an Islamic state. Islamic values and norms would serve as the foundation of national identity, law, economy, and social relations, and would inspire all policy making.

STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING POLITICAL ISLAM

STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING POLITICAL ISLAM

Political Islam is the single most active political force in the Middle East today. Its future is intimately tied to that of the region. If the United States and the European Union are committed to supporting political reform in the region.

ISLAM, ISLAMISTS, AND THE ELECTORAL PRINCIPLE I N THE MIDDLE EAST

ISLAM, ISLAMISTS, AND THE ELECTORAL PRINCIPLE I N THE MIDDLE EAST

[Translate] James Piscatori For an idea whose time has supposedly come, ÒdemocracyÓ masks an astonishing number of unanswered questions and, in the Muslim world, has generated a remarkable amount of heat. Is it a culturally specific term, reflecting Western European experiences over several centuries? Do non-Western societies possess their own standards of participation and accountabilityÑand […]

The Draft Party Platform of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The Draft Party Platform of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Foray Into Political Integration or Retreat Into Old Positions?

ISLAMIC MOBILIZATION

ISLAMIC MOBILIZATION

Social Movement Theory and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Will Turkey Have An Islamist President?

Will Turkey Have An Islamist President?

While the campaigns have not officially begun, election season in Turkey is heating up. This spring, the Turkish parliament will select a president to replace current president Ahmet Necdet Sezer, whose seven-year term ends on May 16, 2007

Commentary: Hollow ring for democracy

Commentary: Hollow ring for democracy

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) — The White House’s crusade for democracy, as President Bush sees it, has produced “a critical mass of events taking that (Middle Eastern) region in a hopeful new direction.”

The Problem of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The Problem of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

On June 20, 2007, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research convened a meeting of U.S. intelligence officials to weigh the prospect of formal engagement with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, known in Arabic as al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin. The session was the result of several years of discussion about engaging the group considered by many to be the fountainhead of Sunni fundamentalism

Democracy Protecting Itself from Itself?

Democracy Protecting Itself from Itself?

Judicial Intervention and Political Islam in Egypt and Turkey

What Happened to the “Arab Street?”

What Happened to the “Arab Street?”

Changing Protest Behavior of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood of Jordan and Jama’at-i-Islam of Pakistan

The Muslim Brotherhood of Jordan and Jama’at-i-Islam of Pakistan

The study of Islamist activism is new to social movement theory. Social
movement scholarship has ignored Islamist movements because of their unique faithbased
nature.

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