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  • Modern Islamist Movementsby Jon Armajani

    Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    Modern Islamist Movements provides a clear and accessible examination of the history, beliefs and rationale of Islamist Groups and their grievances with the West and governments within the majority-Muslim world, while examining some of these groups' visions for a global Islamic empire. A clear and accessible text that examines the history, beliefs... more...

  • Islamic Perspectives on the New Millenniumby Virginia Hooker; Amin Saikal

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 65.90

    The early years of the twenty-first century have been characterized by a sense of widespread anxiety and fear because of the violent activities of groups of terrorists who claim they act in the name of Islam. Their acts of terrorism, viewed by a majority in the Muslim world as crimes which must be subject to the law, are in tragic contrast to the efforts... more...

  • Islam and the Secular State in Indonesiaby Luthfi Assyaukanie

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia. Its greatest strength is its innovative characterization of three Indonesian Muslim models of polity, as opposed to the normal two, Islamic state and secular state. Assyaukanie brilliantly delineates a third... more...

  • Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power within Islam and Politics in Indonesiaby Robin Bush

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This is the most comprehensive account of the internal dynamics of the young intellectual generation of NU advocating for pluralism and democracy within Islam in Indonesia, during Gus Dur's leadership of PBNU. Because of the author's unique vantage point, her sometimes sharp criticism of this movement and its internal dynamics is extremely... more...

  • Islamism and Democracy in Indonesiaby Masdar Hilmy

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 74.90

    Most scholarly works conducted within the period of post-New Order Indonesia have underlined the fact that Indonesian Islamists reject the notion of democracy; no adequate explanation nonetheless has been attempted thus far as to how and to what extent democracy is being rejected. This book is dedicated to filling the gap by examining the complex reality... more...

  • Islamization and Activism in Malaysiaby Julian C H Lee

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 38.90

    Islamization and Activism in Malaysia examines aspects of the increasing political and social profile of Islam in Malaysia and describes how different kinds of activists in Malaysia have sought to protect fundamental liberties and to improve the state of democracy in Malaysia. In particular, focus is paid to activists who engage with electoral process,... more...

  • Islamism in Indonesiaby Bernhard Platzdasch

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 89.90

    The fall of President Soeharto in May 1998 and the introduction of multi-party democracy by President BJ Habibie have unleashed religious parties (both Islamic and Christian) in Indonesian politics. This study shows that the Islamist agenda of the Islamist parties is overshadowed by their political pragmatism. This book is a must-read account on the... more...

  • Spirituality of Shi'i Islam, Theby Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    The second largest branch of Islam, with between 130 and 190 million adherents across the globe, Shi'i Islam is becoming an increasingly significant force in contemporary politics, especially in the Middle East. This makes an informed understanding of its fundamental spiritual beliefs and practices both necessary and timely. Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi... more...

  • Muslimsby Teresa Bernheimer; Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Andrew Rippin?s Muslims is essential reading for students and scholars alike. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and for the first time features a companion website with extensive links to additional reading and resources to help deepen students? understanding of the subject. Muslims offers a survey of Islamic history and thought... more...

  • Interviews with John Morton & John-Rogerby Mark Lurie; DSS John-Roger

    Mandeville Press 1999; US$ 11.95

    Religious scholars from around the world interview John Morton and John-Roger in this enlightening book that reveals a great deal about the foundation and teachings of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). With frankness and clarity, John-Roger and John Morton discuss the origins of MSIA, how it compares to Eastern religions, and how assisting... more...