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Islam in World Politics : RoutledgeCurzon Advances In Middle East And Islamic Studies - Nelly Lahoud

Islam in World Politics

RoutledgeCurzon Advances In Middle East And Islamic Studies

By: Nelly Lahoud (Editor), A.H. Johns (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th May 2005
ISBN: 9780415324113
Number Of Pages: 198

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The essays in this collection examine the emergence of Islam as a force in todaya (TM)s international political arena. Driven by a concern to understand factors leading to, and the implications of, this heightened political profile the contributors go beyond polemics and apologetics. The book critically examines some of the major events, movements and trends in the Islamic world over the past fifty years and their impact on the international scene. Reflecting the diversity and heterogeneity of the Muslim world, the book covers issues including:

  • the challenge of Islamism to the Muslim world
  • the use of Islam as a political tool on the international scene
  • Islama (TM)s contribution to the theory and practice of global finance
  • Islama (TM)s role in gender discourse
  • Islama (TM)s articulations in the Indian Sub-continent, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Arab world.

Very little of the current literature deals with political Islam globally, and very few books go much beyond the Middle East and its terrorist groups. This volume fills that gap, providing a compelling cross-national, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary analysis of Islam as a potent political force.

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The world of Islam and the challenge of Islamismp. 7
Islam as a political force in international politicsp. 29
Re-formatting the economy: Islamic banking and finance in world politicsp. 54
Identity, power, and the Islamist discourse on women: an exploration of Islamism and gender issues in Egyptp. 67
The war on terror and the 'rescue' of Muslim womenp. 93
Islam and identity in South Asia: at the crossroads of confusion and confrontation?p. 105
Islam and ideology in Central Asiap. 127
Islamisation and politics in Southeast Asia: the contrasting cases of Malaysia and Indonesiap. 152
Between rhetoric and reality: Islam and politics in the Arab worldp. 170
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780415324113
ISBN-10: 0415324114
Series: RoutledgeCurzon Advances In Middle East And Islamic Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 9th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1