Interpreting Islamic Political Parties by M. SalihInterpreting Islamic Political Parties by M. Salih

Interpreting Islamic Political Parties

byM. Salih

Hardcover | November 18, 2009

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Interpreting Islamic Political Parties offer a critical analysis and explanation of the evolution, institutionalization and current developments of Islamic political parties. The volume contains case studies of Islamic political parties in Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Somalia, South Africa and Sudan.
M. A. MOHAMED SALIH is Professor of Politics of Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
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Title:Interpreting Islamic Political PartiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:November 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230618650

ISBN - 13:9780230618657

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Table of Contents

Foreword; A.Osman El Tom The Factors that Affect Islamist Parties Decisions to Participate in Electoral or Democratic Processes?; A.Sinno Islamist Political Parties in the Arab World; N.Brown From Parties to Movements: Islam and Politics in the Horn of Africa; S.Bellucci & M.Zaccaria Different Settings, Different Definitions, Different Agendas: Islamic and Secular Political Parties in Indonesia and Malaysia; C.van Dijk From Muslim Brotherhood, to National Islamic Front, and to National Congress Party, Sudan; A.-Tayib Zain al-Abdin Sectarian and Secular Political Parties Response to the National Islamic Front& Nation Congress Party Political Programme in the Sudan; A.Ghaffar Mohamed Ahmed Egypt Muslim Brotherhood and Competitive Politics: Current Debates and Developments; S.Zemni Political Islam in Algeria; A.Boubekeur Indonesian Islamic Political Parties: A Focus on Women and Minorities; M.Diederich The Maldives: The Strange Case of Islamic Multi-Party Liberal Democracy; P.Moorcraft Islamic Political Parties in Secular South Africa; M.Salih Secularism and Islamism in Turkey: Understanding the 2007 Elections; N.Savaþkan Akdoðan Can Hezbollah Join the Cedar Revolution?; K.Knio The Evolution of a Mauritian Islamic Movement; S.Bunwaree

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"This path-breaking book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complex and variable relationships between Islam and political party activities in the modern world." - Christopher Clapham, Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University"For many observers in the West, Islamic political parties must seem like an enigma. This book reaches beyond the enigma to reveal the tremendous diversity, together with the distinguishing similarities. Analysts of democratization and of party politics specifically have much to gain by reading this book." - Professor Peter Burnell, University of Warwick, England