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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.

ISLAM, DEMOCRACY & THE USA:

ISLAM, DEMOCRACY & THE USA:

THE AUDACITY OF A COMMON GROUND?

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Islamist Opposition Parties and the Potential for EU Engagement

Islamist Opposition Parties and the Potential for EU Engagement

In light of the increasing importance of Islamist movements in the Muslim world and the way that radicalisation has influenced global events since the turn of the century, it is important for the EU to evaluate its policies towards actors within what can be loosely termed the ‘Islamic world’.

Resolving America’s Islamist Dilemma: Lessons from South and Southeast Asia

Resolving America’s Islamist Dilemma: Lessons from South and Southeast Asia

U.S. efforts to promote democracy in the Middle East have long been paralyzed by the “Islamist dilemma”: in theory, we want democracy, but, in practice, fear that Islamist parties will be the prime beneficiaries of any political opening.

BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL

BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL

ISLAMISM, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND INDONESIA

ISLAMIC MODERNITIES: FETHULLAH GULEN and CONTEMPORARY ISLAM

ISLAMIC MODERNITIES: FETHULLAH GULEN and CONTEMPORARY ISLAM

THE FETHULLAH GULEN GROUP: WHERE DOES IT STAND IN RELATION TO THE NURJU MOVEMENT?

Progressive Islamic thought, civil society and the Gulen movement in the national context

Progressive Islamic thought, civil society and the Gulen movement in the national context

parallels with Indonesia

The United States and Egypt

The United States and Egypt

Building the Partnership

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

Islamic Movements and the Use of Violence:

Islamic Movements and the Use of Violence:

Despite recent academic and popular focus on violent transnational Islamic terrorist networks,there is a multiplicity of Islamic movements. This multiplicity presents scholars with two puzzles.

Assessing the Islamist mainstream in Egypt and Malaysia

Assessing the Islamist mainstream in Egypt and Malaysia

International networks of Islamic ‘terrorism’ have served as themost popular explanation to describe the phenomenon of political Islam sincethe 11 September attacks.

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