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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.

Author Biography

John L. Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Emad El-Din Shahin is Professor of Public Policy at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo.

Table of Contents

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 Gräf
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. Villalón
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 - Andrée 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

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