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The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

Edited by John L. Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin

Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2013.

Introduction
The Shari'ah
Salafiya, Modernism, and Revival
Islamic Reform between Islamic Law and the Nation-State
Political Islam and the State
Islam and Democracy
The Political Economy of Islam and Politics
Political Islam and Gender
Hassan Al-Banna
Mawlana Mawdudi
Sayyid Qutb
'Ali Shari'Ati
Ayatollah Khomeini
Hasan Al-Turabi
Rashid Al-Ghannushi
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Mohammad Khatami
Abdolkarim Soroush
Islam and Politics in North America
Islam and Politics in Europe
Islam and Politics in the Middle East
Islam and Politics in Central Asia
Islam and Politics in South Asia
Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia
Islam and Politics in North Africa
Islam and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Iran's Islamic Republic
Islam and Power in Saudi Arabia
The Ak Party in Turkey
Sudan: The Insecurity of Power and the Revenge of the State
Islam and the State in Afghanistan
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
Hamas in the Palestinian Territories
Hizbullah in Lebanon
Islamic Movements in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia
The Islamic Action Front in Jordan
Nahdlatul Ulama in Indonesia
Jama'at-i Islami in Pakistan
Islamic Movements in Malaysia
Al-Jama'a Al-Islamiya and the Al-Jihad Group in Egypt
Jihadists in Iraq
Al-Qaida and Its Affiliates

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