The Future of Political Islam
By (author) Graham E. Fuller
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Future of Political Islam by Graham E. Fuller
Book DescriptionSeptember 11; vitriolic rhetoric against the United States by prominent Muslims; the war against terrorism shifts from Afghanistan to the Philippines and Indonesia. It is easy to believe Islam and Muslims are enemies of the West; it is also wrong. This sweeping survey of trends in the Muslim world contends that the issue is not whether Islam plays a central role in politics, but what Muslims want. To focus on radicalism and extremism blinds us from another trend: liberal political Islam. Proponents of liberal political Islam emphasize human rights and democracy, tolerance and cooperation. They face an uphill struggle as authoritarian regimes oppress opposition and use Islam to justify their undemocratic rule. As people are denied avenues to participate and criticize, as secular ideologies have failed, religion has come to play a central role in politics. The outcome of the struggle between extremists and liberals will determine the future of political Islam.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403965561
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 12-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Graham E. Fuller
World without Islam, Paperback (September 2010)
A brilliant and provocative thought experiment that imagines a world in which Islam never existed.
New Turkish Republic, Paperback (December 2007)
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Arab Shi'a, Paperback (September 2001)
This is the first book on the Arab Shi'a community, a group whose identity and relations to the rest of the Middle East cut to the heart of politics and society in the Arab and Muslim world.
Sense of Siege, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by Graham E. Fuller
This is an exploration of the nature of the friction between the Muslim world and the West, looking at legitimate perceptions and grievances on both sides. Arguing that "Islam versus the West" does not represent the arena of the next global ideological struggle, the authors examine specific issues.
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Author Biography - Graham E. Fuller
GRAHAM FULLER is a resident Senior Political Consultant at the RAND Corporation in Washington D.C., USA. He is also a former Vice-Chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA.
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