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Islam and Good Governance A Political Philosophy of Ihsan
Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Questions about Islam’s compatibility with democracy, its relationship with terrorism and the lack of good governance in...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Making the Arab World Nasser Qutb and the Clash that
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash that Shaped the Middle East

It is the historical roots of the clash between the Islamists and the nationalists in Egypt, that culminated in the bloody...

Monday, July 6, 2020

What Type of Islamism for Europe Islamism in Germany and
What Type of Islamism for Europe? Islamism in Germany and the Netherlands

Despite the general tendency within the literature on Islamism to label all Islamist associations as undemocratic due to...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Political Islam in the Age of Democratization
Political Islam in the Age of Democratization

In Political Islam in the Age of Democratization, Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai explain the complex and diverse nature...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel
Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel

This work’s title Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey From Epic to Novel might give some readers the impression that...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Making Islam Democratic Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn
Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn

In this book, Asef Bayat explores Islam and democracy especially with regard to what he calls the “post-Islamist” movement...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Islam and the Future of Tolerance A Dialogue
Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

An avowed atheist, Sam Harris, and Nawaz Maajid, former extremist, and founder of the organization Quilliam come together...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Arab Revolts Islamists aren t Coming
Arab Revolts: Islamists aren’t Coming!

There has been strong concern about the direction of the current revolts in the Middle East. The fear has been that the...

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Birth and Death of Islamism
The Birth and Death of Islamism

What happens when an ideological movement whose raison d’être is to challenge the existing political system and government...

Monday, October 1, 2012

On Islamism Its Roots Development and Future
On Islamism: Its Roots, Development and Future

This article examines Islamism in its historical trajectory as well as its current standing and likely evolution. After...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Plural Islamism in Plural Modernities
Plural Islamism in Plural Modernities

This article examines the trajectory of Islamism as a modern phenomenon. It demonstrates that, having evolved under the...

Monday, October 1, 2012


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