Political Islam: A Critical Reader

Political Islam: A Critical Reader by Volpi, Frederic 0415560284 9780415560283
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As the topic of political Islam gains increased visibility in international politics and current affairs, it has become more difficult to navigate the vast literature that is devoted to explaining this phenomenon. This reader provides the student with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of political Islam. Offering a clear route to the most influential literature in the field, the diverse range of viewpoints presented allows students to obtain a broad, enlightened, and cosmopolitan perspective on the most pressing questions of the post-9/11 era.With detailed introductory chapters and clear presentation of existing literature, thematically-arranged sections cover:Modern understandings and explanations of IslamismThe emergence and development of Islamist groupsPolitical responses to the phenomenonDemocracy and democratizationMulticulturalismPolitical violence and terrorismGlobalizationThe future of political IslamThis fascinating overview of political Islam will help students at all levels to appreciate its many manifestations and dimensions. A relevant text to introductory courses on history, international affairs, government and sociology, this reader is an essential tool for students of the Middle East, Muslim politics, religion in politics and Islamism.      

Author: Volpi, Frederic

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 488

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2010-11-09


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