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Islam in the Political Process - James P. Piscatori

Islam in the Political Process

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Published: 9th May 1983
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The Iranian revolution greatly aroused outsiders' curiosity and misunderstanding of Islam. The relatively easy overthrow of the Shah and the pronouncements of the new Iranian regime brought to the forefront an image of 'militant Islam' which has survived in one form or another since the Crusades. At the time, there was the assumption in the West that Islam was inevitably revolutionary, militant, or at least anti-Western and that the Iranian example was likely to be repeated in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and other countries where Muslims predominated. Originally published in paperback in 1983, this book was designed to examine such assumptions and to analyse the complex roles which Islam plays in the political process of several countries. Although the authors called upon the insights of various disciplines, and chose different approaches, they all shared the conviction that the idea of 'Islamic politics' needed to be made specific if crude stereotypes about Islam were to be avoided.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
In the Pharaoh's shadow: religion and authority in Egypt
Islam and politics in the Sudan
Ideological politics in Saudi Arabia
The Islamic factor in Syrian and Iraqi politics
Popular Puritanism versus state reformism: Islam in Algeria
Sufi politics in Senegal
Religion and politics in modern Turkey
Iran: Khumayni's concept of the 'Guardianship of the Jurisconsult'
The politics of Islam and Islamization in Pakistan
Faith as the outsider: Islam in Indonesian politics
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9780521274340
ISBN-10: 0521274346
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 9th May 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38