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

Interpreting Islamic Political Parties

EditorM. 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 and their role in politics and society in the Islamic World. It interrogates the increasing presence of Islamic political parties as major actors in competitive democratic politics in opposition and government as well as their relationship with secular and confessional political parties. The authors treat Islamic political parties as institutional manifestations of diverse schools of political Islam, ranging from the most militant to the moderate with different and even contradictory positions in relation to major social justice issues. The volume contains case studies of Islamic political parties in Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Somalia, South Africa and Sudan.

Mohamed Abdelrahim (M.A) Mohamed Salih (PhD University of Manchester, UK) is Professor of Politics of Development both at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and the Department of Political Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands. His recent books include African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalization and Gov...
Title:Interpreting Islamic Political PartiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:November 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230618650

ISBN - 13:9780230618657

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Dr. Abdullahi Osman El Tom * Chapter 1 The Factors that Affect Islamist Parties Decisions to Participate in Electoral or Democratic Processes? Abdulkader Sinno * Chapter 2 Islamist Political Parties in the Arab World, Nathan Brown * Chapter 3 From Parties to Movements: Islam and Politics in the Horn of Africa, Stefano Bellucci and Massimo Zaccaria * Chapter 4 Different Settings, Different Definitions, Different Agendas: Islamic and Secular Political Parties in Indonesia and Malaysia, C. van Dijk, * Chapter 5 From Muslim Brotherhood, to National Islamic Front, and to National Congress Party, Sudan, Al-Tayib Zain al-Abdin * Chapter 6 Sectarian and Secular Political Parties Response to the National Islamic Front & Nation Congress Party Political Programme in the Sudan, Abdel Ghaffar Mohamed Ahmed * Chapter 7 Egypt Muslim Brotherhood and Competitive Politics: Current Debates and Developments, Sami Zemni * Chapter 8 Political Islam in Algeria, Amel Boubekeur *  Chapter 9 Indonesian Islamic Political Parties: A Focus on Women and Minorities, Mathias Diederich * Chapter 10 The Maldives: The Strange Case of Islamic Multi-Party Liberal Democracy, Paul Moorcraft * Chapter 11 Islamic Political Parties in Secular South Africa, Mohamed Salih * Chapter 12 Secularism and Islamism in Turkey: Understanding the 2007 Elections, Nuran Savaþkan Akdoðan * Chapter 13 Can Hezbollah Join the Cedar Revolution? Karim Knio * Chapter 14 The Evolution of a Mauritian Islamic Movement, Sheila Bunwaree

Editorial Reviews

“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