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EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERS: CONFRONTATION OR INTEGRATION?

EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERS: CONFRONTATION OR INTEGRATION?

The Society of Muslim Brothers’ success in the November-December 2005 elections for the People’s Assembly sent shockwaves through Egypt’s political system. In response, the regime cracked down on the movement, harassed other potential rivals and reversed its fledging reform process.

Islam and Democracy: Text, Tradition, and History

Islam and Democracy: Text, Tradition, and History

Popular stereotypes in the West tend to posit a progressive, rational, and free West against a backward, oppressive, and threatening Islam. Public opinion polls conducted in the United States during the 1990s revealed a consistent pattern of Americans labeling Muslims as “religious fanatics” and considering Islam’s ethos as fundamentally “anti-democratic.

Iraq and the Future of Political Islam

Iraq and the Future of Political Islam

Sixty-five years ago one of the greatest scholars of modern Islam asked the simple question, “whither Islam?, where was the Islamic world going? It was a time of intense turmoil in both the Western and Muslim worlds – the demise of imperialism and crystallisation of a new state system outside Europe; the creation and testing of the neo- Wilsonian world order in the League of Nations; the emergence of European Fascism.

Islam and Islamism in Afghanistan

Islam and Islamism in Afghanistan

The last half-century in particular has seen the recurrent use of religious Islam as ideology, often referred to as political Islam or Islamism, in groups espousing the establishment of an Islamic state.

GLOBALIZATION AND POLITICAL ISLAM: THE SOCIAL BASES OF TURKEY’S WELFARE PARTY

GLOBALIZATION AND POLITICAL ISLAM: THE SOCIAL BASES OF TURKEY’S WELFARE PARTY

Political Islam has gained heightened visibility in recent decades in Turkey. Large numbers of female students have begun to demonstrate their commitment by wearing the banned Islamic headdress on university campuses, and influential pro-Islamist TV channels have proliferated.

Conflicts over Mosques in Europe

Conflicts over Mosques in Europe

Policy issues and trends

Challenging Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Disunity: The Islamic Political Reform Movements of al-Afghani and Rida

Challenging Authoritarianism, Colonialism, and Disunity: The Islamic Political Reform Movements of al-Afghani and Rida

The decline of the Muslim world preceded European colonization of most Muslim lands in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century. In particular, the Ottoman Empire’s power and world status had been deteriorating since the seventeenth century.

Organizational Continuity in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Organizational Continuity in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

As Egypt’s oldest and most prominent opposition movement, the Society of Muslim Brothers, al-ikhwan al-muslimeen, has long posed a challenge to successive secular regimes by offering a comprehensive vision of an Islamic state and extensive social welfare services.

Roots Of Nationalism In The Muslim World

Roots Of Nationalism In The Muslim World

The Muslim world has been characterised by failure, disunity, bloodshed, oppression and backwardness. At present, no Muslim country in the world can rightly claim to be a leader in any field of human activity.

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy in Islamic Political Thought

Democracy has preoccupied Arab political thinkers since the dawn of the modern Arab renaissance about two centuries ago. Since then, the concept of democracy has changed and developed under the influence of a variety of social and political developments.

Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation

Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation

Since the events of September 11, 2001, against the backdrop of two decades of the ascendance of global religious politics, urgent calls for the reinstatement of secularism have reached a crescendo that cannot be ignored.

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

It has been argued that Islam facilitates authoritarianism, contradicts the values of Western societies, and significantly affects important political outcomes in Muslim nations. v

The Islamization of Pakistan

The Islamization of Pakistan

Since 2007, Pakistan, though not on the verge of becoming a failed state, nonetheless has been gripped by a series of interrelated crises. As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, Pakistan’s current travails have deep and tangled historical roots.

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

Islamic Political Culture, Democracy, and Human Rights

A Comparative Study

ISLAMIC FAITH in AMERICA

ISLAMIC FAITH in AMERICA

AMERICA BEGINS A NEW MILLENNIUM AS ONE OF THE MOST RELIGIOUSLY diverse nations of all time. Nowhere else in the world do so many people—offered a choice free from government influence—identify with such a wide range of religious and spiritual communities. Nowhere else has the human search for meaning been so varied.

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