The dreadful events of 11 September have brought Islam to theforefront of world politics. This authoritative new book providesthe analysis for a far-reaching introduction to Islamic politicsfor those coming to the subject for the first time. This accountprovides a deep insight into dimensions of Muslim political life;from democracy to despots, women to world affairs and history toheresy.
Milton-Edwards offers an account of key contemporary concepts anddebates that focus on the relationship between Islam and topicalissues including politics, protest and opposition, violence, theWest, democracy, the state and women. Giving an broad globaloverview the author includes a range of first-hand interviews withmajor Islamic figures and leaders of movements. Milton-Edwardscharts the development of a political trend in Islam throughout thetwentieth century and explores its myriad dimensions. The authoralso explores the prospects for political Islam in the newmillennium.
With further reading suggestions, and a glossary, Islam andPolitics in the Contemporary World is an indispensable introductionto the subject and will prove invaluable as a textbook for studentsof politics and religion.
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