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  1. Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion, Secularism and Politics

    A Mediterranean View

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes, Guy Ben-Porat

    Political debates in many Mediterranean countries today are increasingly framed in dichotomous terms, highlighting divisions between religious and secular worldviews. The role of religion in public life or, put another way, the ‘public return of religion’, is a pertinent and controversial political...

    Published April 29th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Dimensions of Counter-insurgency

    Applying Experience to Practice

    Edited by Tim Benbow, Rod Thornton

    The once-neglected study of counter-insurgency operations has recently emerged as an area of central concern for Western governments and their military organizations. While counter-insurgency represents a hugely challenging form of contemporary warfare, there exists a considerable body of...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism

    Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s)

    By Amal N. Ghazal

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Bridging African and Arab histories, this book examines the relationship between Islam, nationalism and the evolution of identity politics from late 19th Century to World War II. It provides a cross-national, cross-regional analysis of religious reform, nationalism, anti-colonialism from Zanzibar...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Essence of Islamist Extremism

    Recognition through Violence, Freedom through Death

    By Irm Haleem

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Islam

    This book provides a critical and a conceptual analysis of radical Islamist rhetoric drawn from temporally and contextually varied Islamist extremist groups, challenging the popular understanding of Islamist extremism as a product of a ‘clash-of-civilizations’. Arguing that the essence of Islamist...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Political Change in the Modern World

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    The purpose of the book is to ascertain whether there is a generic impact that ‘religion’ brings to bear on recent political changes in the modern world. Over the last two decades or so, there have been increasing numbers of political issues with which various manifestations of religion engage....

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Islamist Radicalisation in North Africa

    Politics and Process

    Edited by George Joffe

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    In the current climate of political extremism and violence, much attention has been directed towards "radicalisation" as the reasons behind such courses of action, along with a conviction that those who are radicalised represent an irrational deviation from the conventionally accepted norms of...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Islamic Revivalism in Syria

    The Rise and Fall of Ba'thist Secularism

    By Line Khatib

    Series: Routledge Studies in Political Islam

    Contemporary studies on Syria assume that the country’s Ba’thist regime has been effective in subduing its Islamic opposition, placing Syria at odds with the Middle East’s larger trends of rising Islamic activism and the eclipse of secular ideologies as the primary source of political activism. Yet...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia

    The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

    By Dominik M. Mueller

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge