The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a
multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam,
one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the
expertise from some of the top scholars in the world it examines
the main issues surrounding political Islam across the world, from
aspects of Muslim integration in the West to questions of political
legitimacy in the Muslim world.
Bringing together an international team of renowned and
respected experts on the topic, the chapters in the book present a
critical account of:
- Theoretical foundations of political Islam
- Historical background
- Geographical spread of Islamist movements
- Political strategies adopted by Islamist groups
- Attitudes towards democracy
- Relations between Muslims and the West in the international
- Challenges of integration
- Gender relations.
Presenting readers with the diversity of views on political
Islam in a nuanced and dispassionate manner, this handbook is an
essential addition to the existing literature on Islam and
politics. It will be of interest across a wide range of
disciplines, including political science, Islamic studies,
sociology and history.
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