Post Tagged with: "Islam"

Fascism in Interwar Egypt: Islam, Nationalism and Political Modernization

Fascism in Interwar Egypt: Islam, Nationalism and Political Modernization

Fascism taught Egyptian activists how to use modern symbols and rituals in order to transform their internal political struggles, but it proved completely incompetent.

ISIL, Ideology, and Islamic Militancy – Where is the Centre of Gravity?

ISIL, Ideology, and Islamic Militancy – Where is the Centre of Gravity?

The solution to the rise of ISIL lies in locating the ideology’s centre of gravity and strategizing its containment if not its demise.

Review – Homosexualities, Muslim Cultures and Modernity

Review – Homosexualities, Muslim Cultures and Modernity

Despite minor methodological shortcomings Rahman’s book is an excellent and stimulating work for readers who focus on the role identity plays in politics.

Legal Pluralism and Sharia: Implementing Islamic Law in States and Societies

Legal Pluralism and Sharia: Implementing Islamic Law in States and Societies

In the case of Sharia – apart from the necessary reinterpretation – the best alternative solution is not legal pluralism; it is to encourage political participation.

Islamic Governance Theory in Moroccan Islamist Discourse

Islamic Governance Theory in Moroccan Islamist Discourse

The use of Islamic concepts as the ‘imamate’ and the ‘caliphate’ by main Moroccan Islamist actors in their discourse are linked to a concrete model of Islamic government.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

Review – Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order

Review – Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order

Sayyid’s lucid account of Islam acquaints readers with a religion which is marred by a colonial past but whose future depends on reforms only Muslims can initiate.

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

It is a little too cheap for Carter to criticise Obama over how he deals with ISIS due to the direct linkage with his own actions in the region over three decades ago.

Presidential Elections in Turkey: The Victory of a ‘New State of Affairs’

Presidential Elections in Turkey: The Victory of a ‘New State of Affairs’

Turkey’s presidential developments mark two processes. First, reinstating the conflict around the position of political Islam. Second, a post-Western foreign policy.

Islamic State, the Arab Spring, and the Disenchantment with Political Islam

Islamic State, the Arab Spring, and the Disenchantment with Political Islam

Political Islam’s national and regional foundations have already been eroded. In the long term, its parties will likely become just one political party among others.

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