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Islamism revisited

Islamism revisited

There is a political and security crisis surrounding what is referred to as Islamism, a crisis whose antecedents long precede 9/11. Over the past 25 years, there have been different emphases on how to explain and combat Islamism.

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. Consequently, scholars, commentators, and government officials frequently point to ‘‘Islamic fundamentalism’’ as the next ideological threat to liberal democracies.

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.

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

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’.

In the Shadow of an Arab Caesar: Sayyid Qutb and the Radicalization of Modern Islamic Fundamentalism

In the Shadow of an Arab Caesar: Sayyid Qutb and the Radicalization of Modern Islamic Fundamentalism

[Translate] Research “We are the umma of the believers, living within a jahili society. As a community of believers we should see ourselves in a state of war with the state and the society. The territory we dwell in is the House of War.”1 These were the words of Sayyid Qutb in an Egyptian military court in April, […]

Political Islam in the Middle East

Political Islam in the Middle East

This report provides an introduction to selected aspects of the phenomenon commonly referred to as “political Islam”. The report gives special emphasis to the Middle East, in particular the Levantine countries, and outlines two aspects of the Islamist movement that may be considered polar opposites: democracy and political violence.

Islamist Parties : why they can’t be democratic

Islamist Parties : why they can’t be democratic

Noting Islamism’s growing appeal and strength on the ground, many Western scholars and officials have been grasping for some way to take an inclusionary approach toward it. In keeping with this desire, it has become fashionable contemptuously to dismiss the idea of insisting on clear and rigorous distinctions as “academic.”

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

An Example of Islamic Fundamentalism and its Effect on the Identity of Modern Islam

 The Political Evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

The Political Evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Since its early days in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood has created much controversy, as some argue that the organization advocates violence in the name of Islam .

Resolving America’s Islamist Dilemma

Resolving America’s Islamist Dilemma

Lessons from South and Southeast Asia

International Consultation of Muslim Intellectuals on Islam & Politics

International Consultation of Muslim Intellectuals on Islam & Politics

This two-day discussion brought together experts and scholars from Bangladesh, Egypt, India,Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sudan and Sri Lanka representing academia,non-governmental organizations and think tanks. Among the participants were a number of former government officials and one sitting legislator.

Political Transitions in the Arab World

Political Transitions in the Arab World

The year 2007 marked the end of a brief interval of political liberalization in the Arab world which began shortly after the occupation of Iraq and which resulted primarily from external pressures on Arab regimes to reform and democratize.

Current Trends in the Ideology of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Current Trends in the Ideology of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

The American-led Middle East reform and democratization campaign of the last twoyears has helped shape a new political reality in Egypt.

The Ikhwan in North America: A Short History

The Ikhwan in North America: A Short History

The current federal court case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) in Dallas, Texas,1 offers an unprecedented inside look into the history of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, as well as its goals and structure.

Brothers in Arms?

Brothers in Arms?

Engaging the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

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