Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

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As a wave of popular unrest toppled autocratic rulers across the Middle East and North Africa, many in the West watched with growing concern as Islamists came to power. The continued prominence of Islam in the struggle for democracy in the Muslim world has confounded Western democracy theorists, who largely consider secularism a prerequisite for democratic transition. In Political Islam in the Age of Democratization, Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai offer a comprehensive view of the complex nature of contemporary political Islam and its relationship to democracy. With a useful theoretical framework, classification of Islamists, and rich historical context, this book is a compelling and insightful analysis of Islamism and the role that religion is likely to play in any future Muslim democracy.The Divine Guide in Early Shia#39;ism: The Sources ofEsotericism in Islam, tr. ... The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam: Religion, Political Order, and Societal Change in Shia#39;ite Iran from the Beginning to 1890 (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010) ... Audi, Robert. Religious Commitment and Secular Reason (Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000) ... 2 ( 2009): 73a€“96.

Title:Political Islam in the Age of Democratization
Author:Kamran Bokhari, Farid Senzai
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-12-18


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