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The phenomenon of political Islam continues to dominate the political and social map of the Arab world, with the increasingly open struggle between ruling elites and Islamists becoming the main source of political instability in many states. This volume offers an in-depth analysis of the rise of Islamic and fundamentalist movements in the Middle East and North Africa. Through detailed case studies, the contributors examine the various manifestations of political Islam, highlighting differences across movements and evaluating the varying circumstances in which they arise. They also assess the influence of such movements on the emerging post--Cold War order in the region and consider questions of a general nature, such as Islamic state theories and the impact of Islamicism on international relations.
Abdel Salam Sidahmed is visiting research associate, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Anoushiravan Ehteshami is reader in international relations and director of graduate studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham. Abdel Salam Sidahmed is visiting research associate, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Anoushiravan Ehteshami is reader in international relations and director of graduate studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham.
* Introduction Abdel Salam Sidahmed and Anoushiravan Ehteshami. General Framework And Themes * The Political Discourse of Contemporary Islamist Movements Youssef Choueiri. * Islamic State Theories and Contemporary Realities Suha Taji-Farouki. * Islam and the Secular Logic of the State in the Middle East Charles Tripp. * Pax Islamica: An Alternative New World Order? David George. Case Studies * The Roots and Future of Islamism in Algeria Claire Spencer. * Egypt: The Islamists and the State Under Mubarak Maha Azzam. * Climate of Change in Jordans Islamist Movement Beverley Milton-Edwards. * Islamic Governance in Post-Khomeini Iran A. Ehteshami. * Islamist Movements in Historical Palestine Iyad Barghouti. * Sudan: Ideology and Pragmatism A. S. Sidahmed. * State and Islamism in Syria Raymond A. Hinnebusch. * Islamism and Tribalism in Yemen Eric Watkins. Parallels * Islamism in Algeria and Iran Mehdi Mozaffari. * Women and Islamism: The Case of Rashid al-Ghannushi of Tunisia Muhammad Mahmoud.
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