Arab Spring and Democratization
Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by Islamists. The concept of "the Islamic state," has been elevated to a political agenda and...
To Be Published June 27th 2013 by Routledge
Conflict and Cross-Civilizational Bridging
Reaching beyond traditionally politicised scholarship to provide a unique perspective on the place of religion and culture in global and local politics, this book examines the impact of Islam on 'civilizational' relations between different groups and polities. Bassam Tibi takes a highly original...
Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge
Religious Reform and Cultural Change
Islam's Predicament with Modernity presents an in-depth cultural and political analysis of the issue of political Islam as a potential source of tensions and conflict, and how this might be peacefully resolved. Looking at the issue of modernity from an Islamic point of view, the author examines the...
Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge
Democratic Peace and Euro-Islam versus Global Jihad
Is political Islam compatible with democracy? The rise of political Islam, as a force in world politics, has prompted questions and theories concerning its nature and compatibility with democratic values. Not least have been discussions and conflicts within Islamic communities, particularly in...
Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge