Political Islam in the Global World

Political Islam in the Global World

eBook - 2008
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The combination of Islam and politics creates strong images and provokes fierce discussion. Over the last few decades, we have seen how Islam has generated political turbulence around the world. In Political Islam in the Global World, author Aini Linjakumpu develops an approach with which one can study the politicization of Islam in different circumstances and contexts. The book uses three case studies to analyze the political dimension of Islam - cooperation between the European Union andnon-Union Mediterranean countries (including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, and Malta); the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt; and discussion groups on the internet. These case studies represent both traditional forms of political Islam and also totally new practices of Muslim politics and communality. The author also examines political identity, as the political dimension of Islam is often connected with identity and the formation and existence of a community. The role of language is also discussed, as politicization and the study of identity are by their nature attached to it. The conclusion is that the combination of Islam and politics is a multidimensional and heterogeneous thing. The monolithic view of Islam is deconstructed and in its place the author paints a picture of an extremely multifaceted process.
Publisher: Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0863723209
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 163 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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