The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics by John L. EspositoThe Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics by John L. Esposito

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

EditorJohn L. Esposito, Emad El-Din Shahin

Paperback | October 15, 2016

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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-depthanalysis. 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 anincreasingly 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 andpolitics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.
John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is the editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of Unholy War, What Everyone Ne...
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Islam and PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190631937

ISBN - 13:9780190631932

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"Esposito and Shahin are two of the most prolific and prominent scholars of Islam today. It is entirely expected that they would be able to assemble a team of contributors who are well respected in the field, and encourage them to present essays that are informed and engaging. The result iscommendable... At a time when misunderstandings and misinformation about Islam abound, this timely, erudite book offers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of most of the current issues relating to Islam and politics... Highly recommended." --CHOICE