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Major Works: Religion & Politics

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published major works in the subject of Religion & Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East (1984) to Islamic Fundamentalism and...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Rubya Mehdi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Political and Social Movements

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    The growing importance of Islam in the world coincides with the growing interest by scholars in understanding Islam as a religion and its political and social influences. The geographic scope of Islam goes far beyond the Middle East, ranging from the Far East to sub-Saharan Africa.There is a vast...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Religion and Globalization

    Edited by Véronique Altglas

    Series: Critical Concepts in Social Studies

    Because space and identities are reformulated by religions as they break through geographic and cultural boundaries, religion is now widely recognized as ‘the great globalizer’. In particular, as they become transnational, religions adapt to new social contexts and interact with other cultures,...

    Published October 12th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Islam in the West

    Edited by David Westerlund, Ingvar Svanberg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    In recent decades, the number of Muslims in the West has increased rapidly, and interesting transformations of Islam have taken place—to some extent with repercussions in Islamic or predominantly Muslim countries in Asia and Africa. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge helps to...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Religion and the Environment

    Edited by Roger S. Gottlieb

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study—each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity’s treatment of the environment—have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern...

    Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Politics

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The early twenty-first century has witnessed a global resurgence of religious activity and identification. In particular, numerous examples of the growing political influence of religion can be cited, not least in Europe, once thought to be an inexorably secularizing continent. In India, meanwhile,...

    Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Sufism

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    In recent years, interest in Sufism – often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam – has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic studies, comparative religion, area studies,...

    Published February 12th 2008 by Routledge