Religion and Politics: Islam and Muslim Civilization
Muslim societies are struggling under the need for modernization and the drift towards Islamic fundamentalism. The balance between these two forces is struck differently in the various Muslim societies depending upon the constellation of groups as historical legacies. However, the tension is real. In this work, Jan-Erik Lane and Hamadi Redissi look at the underlying social consequences of religious beliefs to account for the political differences between major civilizations of the world against a background of the rise of modern capitalism. Offering a timely new appraisal of the political and social impact of Islam, this expanded second edition of "Religion and Politics" has been fully updated in line with new events and will be welcomed by political scientists and historians alike. In a readable and accessible style, this thought-provoking work raises the question of whether the tenets of Islam might be reconciled with the requirements of post-modernity.
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THE MUSLIM CIVILISATION AND MODERNISATION
Islam and Postmodernity
The Weber Thesis
ISLAM AS A WORLD RELIGION
Faith and Rationality
THE MUSLIM LEGACY
Islamic Law and Arab Legal Institutions
Capitalism in Muslim Countries
Towards a New Fundamentalism
THE PROBLEMS OF MUSLIM CIVILISATION
STATE AND RELIGION IN THE MAGHREB
Islam A Religion of Warriors?
Need for Mutual Explanation
PATHS OF MUSLIM MODERNISATION
Separation Between State and Religion?
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