Islamic Globalization examines the Muslim world's growing importance in creating a more inclusive international system that is increasingly multipolar and multicultural. The author describes an emerging pattern of Islamic globalization as a series of transformations in four interrelated areas - pilgrimage and religious travel, capitalism and Islamic finance, democracy and Islamic modernism, and diplomacy and great power politics. The book integrates the disciplines of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations highlighting developments in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It provides new insights into the rapidly growing ties between China and the Islamic world, exploring their likely impact on the balance of power in Eurasia and beyond.
Introduction: Islamic Globalization; Pilgrimage and Religious Travel: A Pilgrim's Eye View of the Hajj; The Contemporary Hajj; The Hajj and Human Migration; Women's Participation in the Hajj; Religious Travel in Islam; Capitalism and Islamic Finance: Capitalism and Islam; The Battle for the Soul of Islamic Finance - If it Has One; The Revolution in Islamic Finance; Islamic Finance and the International System: Integration without Colonialism; Democracy and Islamic Modernism: Egypt's Revolutionary Elections; The Socioeconomic Bases of Ennahdha Power: Khaldunian and Tocquevillian Reflections on the Tunisian Elections; On Liberty and Human Interests in the Work of Iliya Harik; Leonard Binder's Islamic Liberalism: A Critique of Developmental Ideologies; Philosophers, Lawyers, and Journalists: Arab and Turkish Ventures in Modernist Islam; Diplomacy and Great Power Politics: Morsi in Beijing: Implications for America's Relations with China and the Islamic World; China-Middle East Relations in Light of Obama's Pivot to the Pacific; China and the United States in the Middle East and the Islamic World; Conclusion: Toward a New Concert of Civilizations.