Islam and Political Reform in Saudi Arabia
The Quest for Political Change and Reform
By (author) Mansoor Jassem Alshamsi
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Islam and Political Reform in Saudi Arabia by Mansoor Jassem Alshamsi
Book DescriptionThis book examines the link between Islamic thought/jurisprudence on the one hand and political action on the other. It shows how reformism is deeply rooted in Islamic tradition and how Sunni scholars have become activists for change in Saudi Arabia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415412414
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This is an exploration of the discourse and performance, since the 1980s, of an influential Sunni Islamic scholarly and political movement in Saudi Arabia. The text shows how reformism is deeply rooted in Islamic tradition and how Sunni scholars have become acivists for change in Saudi Arabia.
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Author Biography - Mansoor Jassem Alshamsi
Mansoor Jassem Alshamsi, a political scientist working for the United Arab Emirates Government, received his PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter, UK, in 2004. The author of many research papers and studies on Middle Eastern affairs, US foreign policy and Islamic movements, Dr. Alshamsi emphasises the necessity of applying scientific and objective methods to the understanding of Middle Eastern politics.
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