Author profile: Camille Mulcaire

Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has played a significant role in the political ideologisation of Islam in the twentieth century.

Legitimacy and the US-led Invasion of Iraq

Legitimacy and the US-led Invasion of Iraq

The existence of legitimate norms & principles within international society did, in fact, exert influence over the US’ behaviour in its 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Can There be an ‘Islamic Democracy’?

Can There be an ‘Islamic Democracy’?

Whilst there can be no universally satisfactory formulation of ‘Islamic Democracy’, there are numerous Muslim approaches to democracy (some conciliatory, others not).

How ‘Westphalian’ is the Westphalian Model?

How ‘Westphalian’ is the Westphalian Model?

The accepted IR narrative about Westphalia is a myth: the Westphalian model has little, if anything, to do with the Peace of Westphalia from which the model derives its name.

Assessing al-Qaeda from the Teachings of Ibn Taymiyya

Assessing al-Qaeda from the Teachings of Ibn Taymiyya

This essay critically assesses the validity of the 9/11 Commission’s assertion that the teachings of Ibn Taymiyya, the 13th century Hanbali theologian, influenced al-Qaeda to terrorism.

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