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Political Islam

Edited by Barry Rubin

Routledge – 2007 – 1,440 pages

Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

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Bringing together canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in one useful reference resource, the shortcomings as well as the successes of Islamism are fully examined in this three volume collection of seventy-five key journal articles on all aspects of modern political Islamism.

'Political Islam' here means political movements which argue that the state must be based on their interpretation of Islamic law, viewing this as an alternative to Arab nationalist, traditional monarchist, or semi-secular democratic states. Such movements may seek power through violence or elections. They also usually set up their own educational, social service, and cultural institutions to influence individuals and the society at large.

This work is organized into sections discussing the origins and world view of political Islam and its relationship with the issues of terrorism and democracy. The collection also includes a number of case studies that examine the ideas, strategy, tactics, leadership, and opposition to the movement both in the Middle East and in other parts of the world.

Contents

VOLUME 1

Introduction to Political Islam: Orientation and Ideas

General Introduction

Introduction to Volume 1

1. Thomas Butko, ‘Unity Through Opposition: Islam as an Instrument of Radical Political Change’, MERIA Journal, 8, 4, 2004, pp. 33–48

2. Mohammed Ayoob, ‘Political Islam: Image and Reality’, World Policy Journal, 221, 3, 2004, pp. 1–14

3. David Zeidan, ‘The Islamic Fundamentalist View of Life as a Perennial Battle’, MERIA Journal, 5, 4, 2001, pp. 26–53

4. Martin Kramer, ‘Fundamentalist Islam at Large: The Drive for Power’, Middle East Quarterly, June 1996, pp. 37–49

5. Emmanuel Sivan, ‘Why Radical Muslims Aren’t Taking Over Governments’, Middle East Quarterly, Dec. 1997, pp. 3–9

6. Ray Takeyh, ‘Islamism R.I.P.’, The National Interest, 63, 2001, pp. 97–102

7. Charles Kurzman, ‘Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims’, Contexts, 1, 4, 2002, pp. 13–20

8. Emmanuel Sivan, ‘Eavesdropping on Radical Islam’, Middle East Quarterly, March 1995, pp. 13–24

9. Olivier Roy, ‘Changing Patterns Among Radical Islamic Movements’, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 6, 1, 1999, pp. 109–20

10. Reuven Paz, ‘Islamists and Anti-Americanism’, MERIA Journal, 7, 4, 2003, pp. 53–61

11. Cameron S. Brown, ‘Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: How Inevitable is an Islamist Future?’, MERIA Journal, 10, 2, 2006, pp. 108–19

12. Ali Abootalebi, ‘Islam, Islamists, and Democracy’, MERIA Journal, 3, 1, 1999, pp. 14–24

13. Vali Nasr, ‘The Rise of "Muslim Democracy"’, Journal of Democracy, 16, 2, 2005, pp. 13–27

14. Lafif Lakhdar, ‘Moving From Salafi to Rationalist Education’, MERIA Journal, 9, 1, 2005, pp. 30–44

15. Charles Kurzman, ‘Liberal Islam: Prospects and Challenges’, MERIA Journal, 3, 3, 1999, pp. 11–19

16. Abdou Filali-Ansary, ‘What Is Liberal Islam? The Sources of Enlightened Muslim Thought’, Journal of Democracy, 14, 2, 2003, pp. 19–33

17. Abdelwahab El-Affendi, ‘What is Liberal Islam? The Elusive Reformation’, Journal of Democracy, 14, 2, 2003, pp. 34–9

18. Radwan A. Masmoudi, ‘What Is Liberal Islam? The Silenced Majority’, Journal of Democracy, 14, 2, 2003, pp. 40–4

19. Ladan Boroumand and Roya Boroumand, ‘Terror, Islam, and Democracy’, Journal of Democracy, 13, 2, 2002, pp. 5–20

20. Benjamin Orbach, ‘Usama bin Ladin and Al-Qa’ida: Origins and Doctrines’, MERIA Journal, 5, 4, 2001, pp. 54–68

21. David Cook, ‘The Implications of "Martyrdom Operations" for Contemporary Islam’, Journal of Religious Ethics, 32, 1, 2004, pp. 129–52

22. Assaf Moghadam, ‘The Shi’i Perception of Jihad’, Al-Nakhlah, 2, 2003, pp. 1–8

23. Haim Malka, ‘Must Innocents Die? The Islamic Debate Over Suicide Attacks’, Middle East Quarterly, 10, 2, 2003, pp. 19–28

24. Quintan Wiktorowicz and John Kaltner, ‘Killing in the Name of Islam: Al-Qaeda’s Justification for September 11’, Middle East Policy, 10, 2, 2003, pp. 76–92

VOLUME 2

Case Studies: Islamism Among Arabs

Introduction to Volume 2

25. Rachel Scott, ‘An "Official" Islamic Response to the Egyptian Al-Jihad Movement’, Journal of Political Ideologies, 8, 1, 2003, pp. 39–61

26. David Zeidan, ‘Radical Islam in Egypt: A Comparison of Two Groups’, MERIA Journal, 3, 3, 1999, pp. 1–10

27. Fawaz A. Gerges, ‘The End of the Islamist Insurgency in Egypt? Costs and Prospects’, Middle East Journal, 4, 2000, pp. 592–612

28. Joshua A. Stacher, ‘Post-Islamist Rumblings in Egypt: The Emergence of the Wasat Party’, Middle East Journal, 56, 3, 2002, pp. 415–32

29. Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, ‘The Path to Moderation: Strategy and Learning in the Formation of Egypt’s Wasat Party’, Comparative Politics, 36, 2, 2004, 205–28

30. Hesham Al-Awadi, ‘Mubarak and the Islamists: Why did the "Honeymoon" End?’, Middle East Journal, 59, 1, 2005, pp. 62–80

31. Joel Campagna, ‘From Accommodation to Confrontation: The Muslim Brotherhood in the Mubarak Years’, Journal of International Affairs, 50, 1, 1996, pp. 278–304

32. Juan Cole, ‘The United States and Shi’ite Religious Factions in Post-Ba’thist Iraq’, Middle East Journal, 57, 4, 2003, pp. 543–66

33. Nimrod Raphaeli, ‘Understanding Muqtada al-Sadr’, Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2004, pp. 33–42

34. Babak Rahimi, ‘Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and the Democratization of post-Saddam Iraq’, MERIA Journal, 8, 4, 2004, pp. 12–19

35. Rodger Shanahan, ‘The Islamic Da’wa Party: Past Development and Future Prospects’, MERIA Journal, 8, 2, 2004, pp. 16–25

36. Stéphane Lacroix, ‘Between Islamists and Liberals: Saudi Arabia’s New "Islamo-Liberal Reformists"’, Middle East Journal, 58, 3, 2004, pp. 345–65

37. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, ‘Islamism, Moroccan-Style: The Ideas of Sheikh Yassin’, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2003, pp. 43–51

38. Jack Kalpakian, ‘Building the Human Bomb: The Case of the 16 May 2003 Attacks in Casablanca’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 28, pp. 113–27

39. Azzedine Layachi, ‘Political Liberalisation and the Islamist Movement in Algeria’, The Journal of North African Studies, 9, 2, 2004, pp. 46–67

40. Michael J. Willis, ‘Morocco’s Islamists and the Legislative Elections of 2002: The Strange Case of the Party that did not Want to Win’, Mediterranean Politics, 9, 1, 2004 pp. 53–81

41. Aziz Enhaili and Oumelkheir Adda, ‘State and Islamism in the Maghreb’, MERIA Journal, 7, 1, 2003, pp. 66–76

42. Mary Jane C. Parmentier, ‘Secularisation and Islamisation in Morocco and Algeria’, The Journal of North African Studies, 4, 4, 1999, pp. 27–50

43. Mohammed Hafez, ‘Armed Islamist Movements and Political Violence in Algeria’, Middle East Journal, 4, 2000, pp. 572–91

44. Jonathan Schanzer, ‘The Challenge of Hamas to Fatah’, Middle East Quarterly, 10, 2, 2003, pp. 29–38

45. Reuven Paz, ‘Higher Education and the Development of Palestinian Islamic Groups’, MERIA Journal, 4, 2, 2000, pp. 81–95

46. Matthew Levitt, ‘Hamas from Cradle to Grave’, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2004, pp. 3–15

47. Barry Rubin, ‘The Decline and Fall of the Palestinian National Movement’, MERIA Journal, 10, 2, 2006, pp. 138–52

48. Alisa Rubin Peled, ‘Towards Autonomy? The Islamist Movement’s Quest for Control of Islamic Institutions in Israel’, Middle East Journal, 3, 2001, pp. 378–98

49. Eyal Zisser, ‘Syria, the Ba’th Regime and the Islamic Movement: Stepping on a New Path?’, The Muslim World, 95, 1, 2005, pp. 43–66

50. Falah Al-Mdaires, ‘Political Islamic Movements in Modern Yemen’, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 24, 2, 2001, pp. 73–86

51. Rodger Shanahan, ‘Hizballah Rising: The Political Battle for the Loyalty of the Shi’a of Lebanon’, MERIA Journal, 9, 1, 2005, pp. 1–6

52. Magnus Ranstorp, ‘The Strategy and Tactics of Hizballah’s Current Lebanonization Process’, Mediterranean Politics, 3, 1, 1998, 103–34

53. Joseph Alagha, ‘Hizbullah, Terrorism, and September 11’, ORIENT, 44, 3, 2003, pp. 387–415

VOLUME 3

Case Studies: Africa, Iran, Europe, Asia

Introduction to Volume 3

54. Abdullahi A. Gallab, ‘The Insecure Rendezvous between Islam and Totalitarianism: The Failure of the Islamist State in the Sudan’, Arab Studies Quarterly, 23, 2, 2001, pp. 87–100

55. Harvey Glickman, ‘Ïslamism in Sudan’s Civil War’, Orbis, Spring 2000, pp. 267–81

56. William Rosenau, ‘Al Qaida Recruitment Trends in Kenya and Tanzania’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 28, 1, 2005, pp. 1–10

57. Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi, ‘"Fadaeeyan-i Islam": The Prototype of Islamic Hardliners in Iran’, Middle Eastern Studies, 40, 1, 2004, pp. 151–65

58. Hassan Abbas, ‘"Islam versus the West" and the Political Thought of Abdol Karim Soroush’, Al-Nakhlah, Spring 2006, pp. 1–6

59. Juan Jose Escobar Stemmann, ‘Middle East Salafism’s Influence and Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Europe’, MERIA Journal, 10, 3, 2006, pp. 1–14

60. Reuven Paz, ‘Middle East Islamism in the European Arena’, MERIA Journal, 6, 3, 2002, pp. 67–76

61. Lorenzo Vidino, ‘Islam on the Offensive: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Conquest of Europe’, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2005, pp. 25–34

62. Michael Rubin, ‘Who is Responsible for the Taliban’, MERIA Journal, 6, 1, 2002, pp. 1–16

63. Ajai Sahni, ‘The Dynamics of Islamist Terror in South Asia’, The Journal of International Security Affairs, 9, 2005, pp. 35–42

64. Muhammad Sirozi, ‘The Intellectual Roots of Islamic Radicalism in Indonesia: Ja’far Umar Talib of Laskar Jihad (Jihad Fighters) and his Educational Background’, The Muslim World, 95, 1, 2005, pp. 81–120

65. Joseph Chinyong Liow, ‘The Mahathir Administration’s War Against Islamic Militancy: Operational and Ideological Challenges’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 58, 2, 2004, pp. 241–56

66. Anthony L. Smith, ‘The Politics of Negotiating the Terrorist Problem in Indonesia’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 28, 1, 2005, pp. 33–44

67. E. Saiful Mujani and R. William Liddle, ‘Indonesia’s Approaching Elections: Politics, Islam, and Public Opinion’, Journal of Democracy, 15, 1, 2004, pp. 109–23

68. Husain Haqqani, ‘The Role of Islam in Pakistan’s Future’, Washington Quarterly, 28, 1, 2004, pp. 85–96

69. C. Christine Fair, ‘Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: Implications for Al Qaeda and other Organizations’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 24, 6, 2004, pp. 489–504

70. Anar Valiyev, ‘Azerbaijan: Islam in the Post-Soviet Republic’, MERIA Journal, 9, 4, 2005, pp. 1–13

71. Pinar Tank, ‘Political Islam in Turkey: A State of Controlled Secularity’, Turkish Studies, 6, 1, 2005, pp. 3–19

72. Ihsan D. Dagi, ‘Transformation of Islamic Political Identity in Turkey: Rethinking the West and Westernization’, Turkish Studies, 6, 1, 2005, pp. 21–37

73. Binnaz Toprak, ‘Islam and Democracy in Turkey’, Turkish Studies, 6, 2, 2005, pp. 167–86

74. Fulya Atacan, ‘Explaining Religious Politics at the Crossroad: AKP – SP’, Turkish Studies, 6, 2, 2005, pp. 187–99

75. William Hale, ‘Christian Democracy and the AKP: Parallels and Contrasts’, Turkish Studies, 6, 2, 2005, pp. 293–310

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