Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.
John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is the author or editor of more than 45 books, including What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam and The Future of Islam and is Editor in Chief of Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Emad El-Din Shahin is Professor of Public Policy at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo.
Acknowledgments ; Contributors ; Introduction ; Part One: Major Themes ; Chapter 1: The Shari'a - Khaled Abou El Fadl ; Chapter 2: Salafiya, Modernism, and Revival - Abdullah Saeed ; Chapter 3: Islamic Reform between Islamic Law and the Nation-State - Sherman A. Jackson ; Chapter 4: Political Islam and the State - John O. Voll ; Chapter 5: Islam and Democracy - Nader Hashemi ; Chapter 6: The Political Economy of Islam and Politics - Tarek Masoud ; Chapter 7: Political Islam and Gender - Margot Badran ; Part Two: Islamic Ideologues, Activists, and Intellectuals ; Founders or Trailblazers of Political Islam ; Chapter 8: Hassan Al-Banna - Ahmad Moussalli ; Chapter 9: Mawlana Mawdudi - Joshua T. White and Niloufer Siddiqui ; Revolutionary Ideologues ; Chapter 10: Sayyid Qutb - Shahrough Akhavi ; Chapter 11: Ali Shari'ati - Shahrough Akhavi ; Chapter 12: Ayatollah Khomenei - Mojtaba Mahdavi ; The "Intellectuals" of Political Islam ; Chapter 13: Hassan al-Turabi - Peter Woodward ; Chapter 14: Rashid al-Ghannoushi - Azzam Tamimi ; Chapter 15: Yusuf al-Qaradawi - Bettina Graf ; Chapter 16: Muhammad Khatami - Mahmoud Sadri and Ahmad Sadri ; Chapter 17: Abdolkarim Soroush - Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi ; Part Three: Islam and Politics Around the World ; Chapter 18: Islam and Politics in North America - Abdullah A. Al-Arian ; Chapter 19: Islam and Politics in Europe - Sam Cherribi ; Chapter 20: Islam and Politics in the Middle East - Moataz A. Fattah ; Chapter 21: Islam and Politics in Central Asia - Shireen Hunter ; Chapter 22: Islam and Politics in South Asia - Irfan Ahmad ; Chapter 23: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia - Fred R. von der Mehden ; Chapter 24: Islam and Politics in North Africa - Azzedine Layachi ; Chapter 25: Islam and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa - Leonardo A. Villalon ; Part Four: The Dynamics of Islam in Politics ; Political Islam in Power ; Chapter 26: Political Islam in Iran - William O. Beeman ; Chapter 27: Political Islam in Saudi Arabia - Natana J. Delong-Bas ; Chapter 28: Political Islam in Turkey - Ibrahim Kalin ; Chapter 29: Political Islam in Sudan - Abdelwahab al-Effendi ; Chapter 30: Political Islam in Afghanistan - M. Nazif Shahrani ; Islamic Movements in the Political Process ; Chapter 31: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt - Tarek Masoud ; Chapter 32: Hamas - Beverley Milton-Edwards ; Chapter 33: Hizbollah - Bassel F. Salloukh and Shoghig Mikaelian ; Chapter 34: Islamic Movements in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia - Michael J. Willis ; Chapter 35: The Islamic Action Front in Jordan - Shadi Hamid ; Chapter 36: Nahdatul Ulama in Indonesia - Andree Feillard ; Chapter 37: Jamaat-i-Islami in Pakistan and Bangladesh - Kamran Bokhari ; Chapter 38: Islamic Movements in Malaysia - Fred R. von der Mehden ; Jihadi Political Islam ; Chapter 39: Al-Jama'a al-Islamiya and al-Jihad Group in Egypt - Nael Shama ; Chapter 40: Jihadists in Iraq - David Romano ; Chapter 41: Al-Qaida and its Affiliates - Jason Burke ; Index