Book Political Islam : a critical reader / edited by Frédéric Volpi.
Associated Name: Volpi, Frédéric.
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number BP173.7 .P655 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: London ;New York : Routledge
ISBN: 9780415560283 0415560284 9780415560276 0415560276
Extent: xv, 471 p. ; 25 cm.
As the topic of political Islam gains increased visibility in international politics and current affairs, it has become difficult to navigate the vast literature 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 most influential literature in the field, the diverse range of viewpoints presented allows students to obtain a detailed, authoritative and critical perspective on 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 Islamism ; the emergence and development of Islamist groups ; political responses to the phenomenon ; democracy and democratization ; multiculturalism ; political violence and terrorism ; globalization ; the future of political Islam. This overview of political Islam will help students 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 Middle East, Muslim politics, religion in politics and Islamism--Publisher's description.
I. Introduction : critically studying political Islam -- II. Modern understandings and explanations of Islamism. What is political Islam? / Charles Hirschkind -- Being Muslim : Islam, Islamism and identity politics / Salwa Ismail -- From national struggle to the disillusionments of "recolonization" : the triple temporality of Islamism / François Burgat -- Deciphering Islam's multiple voices : intellectual luxury or strategic necessity? / Mohammed Ayoob -- The forgotten swamp : navigating political Islam / Guilain Denoeux -- III. Political Islam, the state and political power. Visions of an Islamic Republic : good governance according to the Islamists / Gudrun Krämer -- Religion and realpolitik : Islamic responses to the Gulf War / James Piscatori -- Good Muslim, bad Muslim : a political perspective on culture and terrorism / Mahmood Mamdani -- The Islamist impasse? / Salman Sayyid -- IV. Political Islam and democracy. The politics of presence / Asef Bayat -- Social movement theory, selective incentives, and benefits / Janine Clark -- Public Islam and the problem of democratization / Robert W. Hefner -- The path to moderation : strategy and learning in the formation of Egypt's Wasat party / Carrie Rosefsky Wickham -- V. Islamist movements in multicultural settings. Beyond migration : Islam as a transnational public space / John R. Bowen -- Trying to understand French secularism / Talal Asad -- Islam in public : new visibilities and new imaginaries / Nilüfer Göle -- The predicament of diaspora and millennial Islam : reflections on September 11, 2001 / Pnina Werbner -- Islam in the West or Western Islam? The disconnect of religion and culture / Olivier Roy -- VI. Political Islam and political violence. The origins and development of the jihadist movement : from anti-communism to terrorism / Gilles Kepel -- A genealogy of radical Islam / Quintan Wiktorowicz -- Global jihadism after the Iraq War / Thomas Hegghammer -- Accounting for Al-Qaeda / Faisal Devji --
VII. The globalization of Islamism. Reimagining the Ummah? Information technology and the changing boundaries of political Islam / Peter Mandaville -- New medinas : The Tablighi Jamaʻat in America and Europe / Barbara D. Metcalf -- Civic virtue and religious reason : an Islamic counterpublic / Charles Hirschkind -- Globalization and diversification of Islamic movements : three Turkish cases / Ahmet T. Kuru -- VIII. The future of political Islam. The future of political Islam : its dilemmas and options / Graham E. Fuller -- Islamists and the politics of consensus / Daniel Brumberg -- Ethical formation and politics of individual autonomy in contemporary Egypt / Saba Mahmood -- The end of Islamism? Turkey's Muslimhood model / Jenny B. White.